Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 221 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Sunday, 21 September 2014 at 10:51 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 221 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Sunday, 21 September 2014 at 10:51 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Sep 10:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Sep 2014 10:51:49 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.53°N / 17.4°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
164 km (102 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> 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 5.43 km ICELANDEMSC
M 5.58.9 km7.1 km ESE of BárðarbungaIMO
M 5.14.5 km107km WNW of Hofn, IcelandUSGS

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New York / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : KLQsA4 I am continually looking online for articles that can benefit me. Thx!
charnock richard / Weak shaking (MMI III) : charnock richard I felt the desk shake and then as I let go of the desk it felt as if my chair and the floor beneath me was lightly being jolted back and forth. My other half did not notice a thing!
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 221 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, 21 September 2014 10:51 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1557 quakes):
  • 20 Nov 2014 09:58 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    7.7 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 09:54 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    8.9 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 08:31 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    2.7 km (1.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 07:57 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    1.3 km (0.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 07:48 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 07:48 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    8.6 km (5.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 07:45 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    2.9 km (1.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 07:44 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    7.1 km (4.4 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 06:57 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    9.1 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 06:21 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    2.8 km (1.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 06:20 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    7.3 km (4.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 06:20 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    9.2 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 05:22 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    6.8 km (4.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 05:06 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    5.8 km (3.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 05:03 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    1.8 km (1.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 20 Nov 2014 04:57 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    4.7 km (2.9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • Show all

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 221 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Sunday, 21 September 2014 at 10:51 (GMT)
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