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Mag. 0.5 quake - Iceland: 5.6 Km NE of Krýsuvík on Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 11:31 am (Reykjavik time) -

Mag. 0.5 quake - Iceland: 5.6 Km NE of Krýsuvík on Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 11:31 am (Reykjavik time) Mag. 0.5 quake - Iceland: 5.6 Km NE of Krýsuvík on Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 11:31 am (Reykjavik time)

Minor magnitude 0.5 earthquake at 6 km depth

23 Sep 13:02 UTC: First to report: IMO after 1 hour and 31 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 23, 2023 11:31:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Sep 23, 2023 11:31 am (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0)
Depth5.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude63.925°N / 21.991°W Southern Peninsula, Iceland
Antipode63.925°S / 158.009°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoKrísuvík (5 km / 3 mi)
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 105 joules (0.099 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
16 km (10 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 26,800)
Not felt
Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Capital Region
19 km (11 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 11,400)
Not felt
Garðabær, Capital Region
21 km (13 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 31,700)
Not felt
Kopavogsbær, Capital Region
24 km (15 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 118,900)
Not felt
Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region
24 km (15 mi)
WSW of epicenter
(pop: 2,860)
Not felt
Grindavikurbær, Southern Peninsula
29 km (18 mi)
WNW of epicenter
(pop: 2,010)
Not felt
Southern Peninsula
30 km (19 mi)
NNE of epicenter
(pop: 8,650)
Not felt
Capital Region
31 km (19 mi)
ESE of epicenter
(pop: 1,490)
Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Ölfus, South
36 km (22 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 528)
Not felt
Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region
40 km (25 mi)
ENE of epicenter
(pop: 2,290)
Not felt
Hveragerdishreppur, South
42 km (26 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 531)
Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Arborg, South
44 km (28 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 6,610)
Not felt
62 km (39 mi)
ENE of epicenter
Borg in Grimsnes
(pop: 75)
Not felt
Grimsnes- og Grafningshreppur, South
69 km (43 mi)
ENE of epicenter
(pop: 147)
Not felt
Blaskogabyggð, South
71 km (44 mi)
ESE of epicenter
(pop: 53)
Not felt
Rangárþing Ytra, South
71 km (44 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 1,880)
Not felt
Borgarbyggð, West
79 km (49 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 784)
Not felt
Rangarþing Ytra, South
85 km (53 mi)
ENE of epicenter
(pop: 420)
Not felt
Hrunamannahreppur, South
89 km (55 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 902)
Not felt
Rangarþing Eystra, South
89 km (55 mi)
NNE of epicenter
(pop: 31)
Not felt
Borgarbyggð, West
100 km (62 mi)
ESE of epicenter
(pop: 4,220)
Not felt
127 km (79 mi)
NNW of epicenter
(pop: 852)
Not felt
Grundarfjarðarbær, West
132 km (82 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 252)
Not felt
Dalabyggð, West
133 km (82 mi)
NNW of epicenter
(pop: 1,110)
Not felt
Stykkisholmsbær, West
136 km (84 mi)
NW of epicenter
(pop: 1,010)
Not felt
Snæfellsbær, West
157 km (98 mi)
ESE of epicenter
(pop: 276)
Not felt
Mýrdalshreppur, South
171 km (106 mi)
NNE of epicenter
(pop: 546)
Not felt
Hunaþing Vestra, Northwest
194 km (120 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 119)
Not felt
Skaftárhreppur, South
209 km (130 mi)
NNE of epicenter
(pop: 813)
Not felt
Blönduósbær, Northwest
269 km (167 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 17,700)
Not felt
Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

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Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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.
Mag Depth Time GMT Epicenter Agency
0.5 5.9 km (3.7 mi) 2023-09-23 11:31:23 Iceland: 5.6 Km NE of Krýsuvík IMO (Icelandic Met Office)


Seismic station: Borgarfjordur, Asbjarnarstadir, Iceland (BORG/II network) | Distance from quake: 97 km / 60 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Borgarfjordur, Asbjarnarstadir, Iceland: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User-reports for this quake

At magnitude 0.5, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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