Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 227 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 at 03:09 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 227 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 at 03:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

3 Sep 03:16 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Sep 3 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.4.
Date & time: 3 Sep 2014 03:09:58 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.77°N / 17.39°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Tungnafellsjökull (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (59 mi) S of Stafn (pop: 25) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) SSE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.410 kmIcelandGFZ
M 5.25 km108km SSE of Akureyri, IcelandUSGS
M 5.56.4 km5.7 km NE of BárðarbungaIMO
M 5.42 kmICELANDEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

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Copenhagen / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hofn / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was cooking, all of a sudden my cupboards were shaking and cracks developed on my walls.
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1318 quakes):
  • 02 Nov 2014 02:11 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    0.1 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 02 Nov 2014 01:58 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 02 Nov 2014 01:51 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    3.1 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 02 Nov 2014 00:31 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 02 Nov 2014 00:27 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 21:38 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    8.2 km (5.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 21:27 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    0.2 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 18:46 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 16:05 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    7.2 km (4.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 14:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    7.2 km (4.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 13:51 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    2.8 km (1.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 12:23 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    0.4 km (0.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 10:28 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    3.4 km (2.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 09:00 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    7.1 km (4.4 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 05:59 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 01 Nov 2014 05:59 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • Show all

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