Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 193 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 at 23:38 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 193 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 at 23:38 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Aug 07:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 hours.
Date & time: 20 Aug 2014 23:38:05 UTC
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.5°N / 17.99°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Loki-Fögrufjöll volcano (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) N of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) S of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.010 kmIcelandGFZ
M 4.02 kmICELANDEMSC

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(Iceland, 107 km N of epicenter) : i am sleeping and my bed are moved (reported through EMSC)
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