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Mag. 0.4 quake - Iceland: 13.8 Km SSW of Búrfellsstöð on Sunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 04:00 am (Reykjavik time) -

A light magnitude 0.4 earthquake hit 94 km (59 mi) away from Reykjavik, Capital Region,  Iceland, in the early morning of Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 at 4.00 am local time (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0). The quake had a very shallow depth of 7.7 km (4.8 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

Mag. 0.4 quake - Iceland: 13.8 Km SSW of Búrfellsstöð on Sunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 04:00 am (Reykjavik time) Mag. 0.4 quake - Iceland: 13.8 Km SSW of Búrfellsstöð on Sunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 04:00 am (Reykjavik time)

Minor magnitude 0.4 earthquake at 8 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 26, 2023 04:00:25 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 04:00 am (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude0.4
Depth7.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude64°N / 19.983°W Hrunamannahreppur, South, Iceland
Seismic antipode64°S / 160.017°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoHekla (15 km / 9 mi)
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 105 joules (0.07 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Fludir, a town with 420 inhabitants in Iceland, in 22 km (14 mi) distance to the northwest, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
22 km (14 mi)
NW of epicenter
Fludir
(pop: 420)
: Not felt
Hrunamannahreppur, South
27 km (17 mi)
SW of epicenter
Hella
(pop: 784)
: Not felt
Rangarþing Ytra, South
30 km (19 mi)
SW of epicenter
Hvolsvollur
(pop: 902)
: Not felt
Rangarþing Eystra, South
39 km (24 mi)
W of epicenter
Borg in Grimsnes
(pop: 75)
: Not felt
Grimsnes- og Grafningshreppur, South
42 km (26 mi)
SW of epicenter
Þykkvibaer
(pop: 53)
: Not felt
Rangárþing Ytra, South
44 km (27 mi)
NW of epicenter
Laugarvatn
(pop: 147)
: Not felt
Blaskogabyggð, South
50 km (31 mi)
W of epicenter
Selfoss
(pop: 6,510)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Arborg, South
59 km (36 mi)
W of epicenter
Hveragerdi
(pop: 2,290)
: Not felt
Hveragerdishreppur, South
59 km (37 mi)
W of epicenter
Eyrarbakki
(pop: 531)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Arborg, South
64 km (40 mi)
S of epicenter
Vestmannaeyjar
(pop: 4,220)
: Not felt
South
70 km (44 mi)
W of epicenter
Thorlakshofn
(pop: 1,490)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Ölfus, South
80 km (50 mi)
SE of epicenter
Vik
(pop: 276)
: Not felt
Mýrdalshreppur, South
85 km (53 mi)
W of epicenter
Mosfellsbaer
(pop: 8,650)
: Not felt
Capital Region
94 km (58 mi)
W of epicenter
Grundarhverfi
(pop: 528)
: Not felt
Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region
94 km (59 mi)
W of epicenter
Reykjavik
(pop: 118,900)
: Not felt
Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region
95 km (59 mi)
W of epicenter
Kopavogur
(pop: 31,700)
: Not felt
Kopavogsbær, Capital Region
95 km (59 mi)
W of epicenter
Garðabaer
(pop: 11,400)
: Not felt
Garðabær, Capital Region
95 km (59 mi)
W of epicenter
Hafnarfjordur
(pop: 26,800)
: Not felt
Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Capital Region
97 km (60 mi)
NW of epicenter
Reykholt
(pop: 31)
: Not felt
Borgarbyggð, West
97 km (60 mi)
E of epicenter
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
(pop: 119)
: Not felt
Skaftárhreppur, South
108 km (67 mi)
W of epicenter
Akranes
(pop: 6,610)
: Not felt
West
112 km (69 mi)
NW of epicenter
Borgarnes
(pop: 1,880)
: Not felt
Borgarbyggð, West
121 km (75 mi)
W of epicenter
Grindavik
(pop: 2,860)
: Not felt
Grindavikurbær, Southern Peninsula
126 km (78 mi)
W of epicenter
Reykjanesbær
(pop: 2,010)
: Not felt
Southern Peninsula
150 km (93 mi)
NW of epicenter
Budardalur
(pop: 266)
: Not felt
Dalabyggð, West
162 km (101 mi)
N of epicenter
Hunathing Vestra
(pop: 546)
: Not felt
Hunaþing Vestra, Northwest
175 km (108 mi)
N of epicenter
Varmahlid
(pop: 128)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Skagafjörður, Northwest
178 km (110 mi)
NW of epicenter
Stykkisholmur
(pop: 1,110)
: Not felt
Stykkisholmsbær, West
185 km (115 mi)
N of epicenter
Blonduos
(pop: 813)
: Not felt
Blönduósbær, Northwest
188 km (117 mi)
NW of epicenter
Grundarfjordur
(pop: 852)
: Not felt
Grundarfjarðarbær, West
192 km (119 mi)
NW of epicenter
Reykholar
(pop: 135)
: Not felt
Reykholahreppur, Westfjords
195 km (121 mi)
N of epicenter
Sauðarkrokur
(pop: 2,580)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Skagafjörður, Northwest
197 km (122 mi)
N of epicenter
Holar
(pop: 78)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Skagafjörður, Northwest
200 km (124 mi)
N of epicenter
Drangsnes
(pop: 69)
: Not felt
Kaldrananeshreppur, Westfjords
205 km (127 mi)
NW of epicenter
Olafsvik
(pop: 1,010)
: Not felt
Snæfellsbær, West
208 km (129 mi)
NE of epicenter
Akureyri
(pop: 17,700)
: Not felt
Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast
228 km (141 mi)
NE of epicenter
Reykjadalur
(pop: 1000)
: Not felt
Þingeyjarsveit, Northeast
233 km (145 mi)
NE of epicenter
Reykjahlið
(pop: 227)
: Not felt
Þingeyjarsveit, Northeast
254 km (158 mi)
NW of epicenter
Bildudalur
(pop: 170)
: Not felt
Vesturbyggð, Westfjords
260 km (162 mi)
NW of epicenter
Patreksfjordur
(pop: 721)
: Not felt
Vesturbyggð, Westfjords
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

At magnitude 0.4, 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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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
2023-11-26
Epicenter Agency
0.4 7.7 km
4.8 mi
04:00:25 Iceland: 13.8 Km SSW of Búrfellsstöð IMO (Icelandic Met Office)

Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 69,000 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.08 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 12.5 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.23 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 4.3 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 5.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 38.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 331 quakes per year (or 27.6 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 2,300 quakes per year (or 6.4 quakes per day)
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 10 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 10 to 15 years.

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