Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 218 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Saturday, 4 October 2014 at 12:05 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.6 quake Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 222 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, 29 September 2014 13:43 GMT, which had occurred 5 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 218 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Saturday, 4 October 2014 at 12:05 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Oct 12:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Oct 4 12:13: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: 4 Oct 2014 12:05:23 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.73°N / 17.57°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Tungnafellsjökull (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) S of Stafn (Northeast) (pop: 25) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (136 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) ENE of Garðabær (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) ENE of Alftanes (Capital Region) (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmIcelandGFZ
M 4.82 km ICELANDEMSC
M 4.98 km120km S of Akureyri, IcelandUSGS
M 5.00.9 km4.9 km NE of BárðarbungaIMO

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 218 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Saturday, 4 October 2014 at 12:05 (GMT)
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