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Mag. 0.5 quake - Iceland: 0.6 Km ENE of Fagradalsfjall on Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 08:10 am (Reykjavik time) -

Mag. 0.5 quake - Iceland: 0.6 Km ENE of Fagradalsfjall on Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 08:10 am (Reykjavik time) Mag. 0.5 quake - Iceland: 0.6 Km ENE of Fagradalsfjall on Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 08:10 am (Reykjavik time)

Minor magnitude 0.5 earthquake at 6 km depth

23 Sep 13:02 UTC: First to report: IMO after 5 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 23, 2023 08:10:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Sep 23, 2023 08:10 am (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0)
Depth5.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude63.904°N / 22.262°W Southern Peninsula, Iceland
Antipode63.904°S / 157.738°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoFagradalsfjall (1 km / 1 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
11 km (7 mi)
NW of epicenter
(pop: 1,030)
Not felt
Southern Peninsula
11 km (7 mi)
SW of epicenter
(pop: 2,860)
Not felt
Grindavikurbær, Southern Peninsula
24 km (15 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 26,800)
Not felt
Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Capital Region
26 km (16 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 11,400)
Not felt
Garðabær, Capital Region
29 km (18 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 31,700)
Not felt
Kopavogsbær, Capital Region
31 km (19 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 118,900)
Not felt
Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region
40 km (25 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 8,650)
Not felt
Capital Region
47 km (29 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 6,610)
Not felt
(*) 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

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Mag Depth Time GMT Epicenter Agency
0.5 5.8 km (3.6 mi) 2023-09-23 08:10:02 Iceland: 0.6 Km ENE of Fagradalsfjall IMO (Icelandic Met Office)


Seismic station: Borgarfjordur, Asbjarnarstadir, Iceland (BORG/II network) | Distance from quake: 104 km / 65 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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