Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 233 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Friday, 29 August 2014 at 12:21 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 233 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Friday, 29 August 2014 at 12:21 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Aug 12:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Aug 29 13:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Date & time: 29 Aug 2014 12:21:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.78°N / 17.27°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (59 mi) S of Stafn (pop: 25) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.310 kmIcelandGFZ
M 5.22 kmICELANDEMSC
M 5.27.5 km107km SSE of Akureyri, IcelandUSGS
M 5.29.2 km6.6 km NE of BárðarbungaIMO

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1435 quakes):
  • 28 Oct 2014 09:37 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 09:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    4.9 km (3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 09:12 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    9.6 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 08:15 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 07:11 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    7.7 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 06:04 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 04:54 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 04:54 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10.3 km (6.4 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 04:37 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    1.7 km (1.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 02:17 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    7.1 km (4.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 02:15 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    9.5 km (5.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 02:12 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 02:12 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    4.4 km (2.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 01:50 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    9.3 km (5.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 00:21 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 00:21 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    3.8 km (2.4 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • Show all

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