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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - East, 215 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 16:49 GMT

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.4 quake East, 221 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, September 21, 2014 10:51 GMT, which had occurred 5 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - East, 215 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 16:49 GMT Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - East, 215 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 16:49 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Sep 16:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 26 18:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 26, 2014 16:49:32 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude64.59°N / 17.55°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Antipode64.59°S / 162.45°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoBardarbunga (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities92 km (57 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (74 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
167 km (104 mi) WSW of Egilsstadir (Oriental) (pop: 2,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
215 km (134 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
217 km (135 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
218 km (135 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 kmIcelandGFZ
4.910 km ICELANDEMSC
4.96.8 km105km WNW of Hofn, IcelandUSGS
5.24.4 km5.1 km NE of BárðarbungaIMO

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