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Mag. 0.7 quake - Iceland: 2.6 Km NNE of Grindavík on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 07:34 am (Reykjavik time) -

A light magnitude 0.7 earthquake hit 40 km (25 mi) away from Reykjavik, Capital Region,  Iceland, in the morning of Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 at 7.34 am local time (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0). The quake had a very shallow depth of 5.5 km (3.4 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

Mag. 0.7 quake - Iceland: 2.6 Km NNE of Grindavík on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 07:34 am (Reykjavik time) Mag. 0.7 quake - Iceland: 2.6 Km NNE of Grindavík on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 07:34 am (Reykjavik time)

Minor magnitude 0.7 earthquake at 6 km depth

29 Nov 07:46 UTC: First to report: IMO after 12 minutes.
29 Nov 08:51: Magnitude recalculated from 0.7 to 1.8.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 29, 2023 07:34:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 07:34 am (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Depth5.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude63.86°N / 22.419°W Grindavikurbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland
Seismic antipode63.86°S / 157.581°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoReykjanes (6 km / 4 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 2.1°C (36 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 105 joules (0.197 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Grindavik, a town with 2,900 inhabitants in Iceland, in 2.6 km (1.6 mi) distance to the south, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
3 km (2 mi)
S of epicenter
(pop: 2,860)
I: Not felt
Grindavikurbær, Southern Peninsula
17 km (10 mi)
NW of epicenter
(pop: 2,010)
: Not felt
Southern Peninsula
33 km (20 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 26,800)
: Not felt
Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Capital Region
35 km (22 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 11,400)
: Not felt
Garðabær, Capital Region
37 km (23 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 31,700)
: Not felt
Kopavogsbær, Capital Region
40 km (25 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 118,900)
: Not felt
Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region
49 km (30 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 8,650)
: Not felt
Capital Region
51 km (32 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 1,490)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Ölfus, South
51 km (32 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 528)
: Not felt
Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region
54 km (34 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 6,610)
: Not felt
62 km (39 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 531)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Arborg, South
62 km (39 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 2,290)
: Not felt
Hveragerdishreppur, South
82 km (51 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 1,880)
: Not felt
Borgarbyggð, West
84 km (52 mi)
E of epicenter
Borg in Grimsnes
(pop: 75)
: Not felt
Grimsnes- og Grafningshreppur, South
90 km (56 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 53)
: Not felt
Rangárþing Ytra, South
91 km (57 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 147)
: Not felt
Blaskogabyggð, South
98 km (61 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 106)
: Not felt
Blaskogabyggð, South
99 km (62 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 784)
: Not felt
Rangarþing Ytra, South
105 km (65 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 31)
: Not felt
Borgarbyggð, West
108 km (67 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 902)
: Not felt
Rangarþing Eystra, South
116 km (72 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 4,220)
: Not felt
117 km (72 mi)
NW of epicenter
(pop: 15)
: Not felt
Snæfellsbær, West
125 km (78 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 852)
: Not felt
Grundarfjarðarbær, West
131 km (81 mi)
NW of epicenter
(pop: 1,010)
: Not felt
Snæfellsbær, West
136 km (85 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 1,110)
: Not felt
Stykkisholmsbær, West
142 km (89 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 266)
: Not felt
Dalabyggð, West
163 km (101 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 27)
: Not felt
175 km (109 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 276)
: Not felt
Mýrdalshreppur, South
177 km (110 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 135)
: Not felt
Reykholahreppur, Westfjords
185 km (115 mi)
N of epicenter
Hunathing Vestra
(pop: 546)
: Not felt
Hunaþing Vestra, Northwest
207 km (129 mi)
N of epicenter
(pop: 721)
: Not felt
Vesturbyggð, Westfjords
224 km (139 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 813)
: Not felt
Blönduósbær, Northwest
235 km (146 mi)
NE of epicenter
(pop: 128)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Skagafjörður, Northwest
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

At magnitude 0.7, 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.

Compare Quake Data

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
0.7 5.5 km
3.4 mi
07:34:02 Iceland: 2.6 Km NNE of Grindavík 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 180,000 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.06 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 16.7 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1.93 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 28.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 238 quakes per year (or 19.8 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 1,500 quakes per year (or 4.1 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 7,300 quakes per year (or 19.9 quakes per day)
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 8 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 15 to 20 years.

Number of quakes per year

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