Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 7.3 Km ENE of Bárðarbunga on Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 08:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 3 km depth
28 Aug 09:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 60 minutes.
Date & time: 28 Aug 2014 08:13:40 UTC
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.666°N / 17.387°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (121 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (139 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.0||3 km||7.3 km ENE of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
|M 5.4||10 km||ICELAND||EMSC|
|M 5.0||10 km||108km WNW of Hofn, Iceland||USGS|
|M 5.4||10 km||Iceland||GFZ|
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