Mag. 1.6 earthquake - 5.5 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 at 19:52 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 4 km depth
8 Oct 21:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 1 hour and 21 minutes.
Depth: 3.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.622°N / 17.42°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 1.6||3.9 km||5.5 km ESE of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 1.6, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.