Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 2 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 at 23:53 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
28 Aug 00:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 16 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Aug 2014 23:53:47 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.66°N / 17.92°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Tungnafellsjökull (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) N of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) S of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.0||10 km||Iceland||GFZ|
|M 4.2||5 km||ICELAND||EMSC|
|M 4.5||8.4 km||119km S of Akureyri, Iceland||USGS|
|M 3.9||2.9 km||5.1 km NE of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
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