Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 2.9 Km NNE of Bárðarbunga on Saturday, 23 August 2014 at 14:04 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 8 km depth
23 Aug 15:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 1 hour and 9 minutes.
Date & time: 23 Aug 2014 14:04:24 UTC
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.665°N / 17.505°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.5||8 km||2.9 km NNE of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
|M 4.2||8 km||116km SSE of Akureyri, Iceland||USGS|
|M 4.2||10 km||ICELAND||EMSC|
User reports for this quake
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