Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 7.4 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 at 11:02 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 8 km depth
8 Oct 18:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 7 hours.
Depth: 8.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.609°N / 17.389°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.8||8.2 km||7.4 km ESE of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
User reports for this quake
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