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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 7.3 Km ENE of Bárðarbunga on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 08:13 GMT

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.4 quake East, 233 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, August 26, 2014 01:26 GMT, which had occurred 2 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 7.3 Km ENE of Bárðarbunga on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 08:13 GMT Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 7.3 Km ENE of Bárðarbunga on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 08:13 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 3 km depth

28 Aug 09:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 60 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 28, 2014 08:13:40 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude64.666°N / 17.387°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Antipode64.666°S / 162.613°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoBardarbunga (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities103 km (64 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) WSW of Egilsstadir (Oriental) (pop: 2,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
196 km (121 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
214 km (133 mi) ENE of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
225 km (139 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
226 km (140 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
229 km (142 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.03 km7.3 km ENE of BárðarbungaIMO
5.010 km108km WNW of Hofn, IcelandUSGS
5.410 kmIcelandGFZ

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