Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 219 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 07:03 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 219 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 07:03 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Aug 07:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Aug 30 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4.
Date & time: 30 Aug 2014 07:03:06 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.57°N / 17.45°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 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!
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: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) 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 5.410 kmIcelandGFZ
M 5.410 kmICELANDEMSC
M 5.42.9 km4.7 km SE of BárðarbungaIMO
M 5.310 km107km WNW of Hofn, IcelandUSGS

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1226 quakes):
  • 29 Oct 2014 05:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Oct 2014 02:29 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    7.5 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 29 Oct 2014 02:20 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    3.6 km (2.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 29 Oct 2014 02:18 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    7.7 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 29 Oct 2014 02:12 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    7.3 km (4.5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 21:56 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 19:00 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    8.1 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 18:48 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    4.1 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 16:50 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 16:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    2.7 km (1.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 15:11 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    0.9 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 14:57 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    5.9 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 13:09 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 13:01 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    0.7 km (0.4 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 12:58 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    3.9 km (2.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 28 Oct 2014 12:39 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    3.2 km (2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • Show all

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