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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 243 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 04:37 GMT

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 243 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 04:37 GMT Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 243 km east of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 04:37 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 Oct 04:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Oct 9 04:46: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 9, 2014 04:37:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude64.79°N / 17.06°W (Iceland)
Antipode64.79°S / 162.94°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoKverkfjöll (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities94 km (58 mi) S of Stafn (pop: 25) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) NW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (69 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (84 mi) WSW of Egilsstadir (pop: 2,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
160 km (100 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
212 km (132 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
243 km (151 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
245 km (152 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
246 km (153 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
248 km (154 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (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
4.710 km ICELANDEMSC
4.89.3 km110km WNW of Hofn, IcelandUSGS
5.00.1 km4.9 km NE of BárðarbungaIMO

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (30 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 6, 2014 15:32
7 years ago
2.3

16 km
11.6 Km SSW of KistufellMore
Dec 5, 2014 21:05
7 years ago
5.4

10 km
East, 234 km E of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, IcelandMore
Dec 5, 2014 02:36
7 years ago
2.1

2.4 km
9.4 Km SSW of KistufellMore
Dec 4, 2014 08:36
7 years ago
2.2

6 km
9.5 Km NE of BárðarbungaMore
Nov 25, 2014 10:21
8 years ago
2.0

1.1 km
9.7 Km ENE of BárðarbungaMore
Nov 16, 2014 19:27
8 years ago
3.6

7.6 km
9.2 Km ENE of BárðarbungaMore
Nov 16, 2014 14:52
8 years ago
2.1

1.1 km
9.7 Km ENE of BárðarbungaMore
Nov 15, 2014 21:15
8 years ago
2.3

9.5 km
11.1 Km ENE of BárðarbungaMore
Nov 13, 2014 21:51
8 years ago
2.8

8.1 km
8.0 Km SW of KistufellMore
Nov 12, 2014 21:48
8 years ago
2.0

1.1 km
12.0 Km SSW of KistufellMore
Nov 10, 2014 06:20
8 years ago
3.6

1.1 km
9.5 Km ENE of BárðarbungaMore
Nov 8, 2014 01:57
8 years ago
2.5

24 km
7.8 Km ENE of KistufellMore
Oct 31, 2014 19:11
8 years ago
3.6

1.1 km
9.7 Km NE of BárðarbungaMore
Oct 31, 2014 15:27
8 years ago
2.1

1.1 km
9.6 Km NE of BárðarbungaMore
Oct 27, 2014 14:08
8 years ago
2.0

11 km
14.4 Km E of KistufellMore
Oct 26, 2014 14:06
8 years ago
2.0

9.7 km
12.4 Km E of KistufellMore
Oct 25, 2014 11:51
8 years ago
2.3

9.9 km
18.2 Km ENE of KistufellMore
Oct 24, 2014 10:33
8 years ago
2.1

0.4 km
8.8 Km ENE of BárðarbungaMore
Oct 21, 2014 08:36
8 years ago
5.4

10 km
East, 237 km E of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, IcelandMore
Oct 20, 2014 01:00
8 years ago
2.2

1.1 km
9.0 Km ENE of KistufellMore
Oct 19, 2014 13:31
8 years ago
2.2

1.1 km
9.3 Km NE of BárðarbungaMore
Oct 18, 2014 23:04
8 years ago
2.1

1.1 km
9.5 Km ENE of BárðarbungaMore
Oct 18, 2014 09:40
8 years ago
5.2

10 km
225 km E of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, IcelandMore
Oct 18, 2014 09:40
8 years ago
2.2

6 km
1.2 Km W of KistufellMore
Oct 13, 2014 09:26
8 years ago
2.1

1.1 km
12.8 Km S of KistufellMore
Oct 11, 2014 19:34
8 years ago
4.1

10 km
East, 228 km E of Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, IcelandMore
Oct 11, 2014 10:07
8 years ago
2.0

0.1 km
11.0 Km SSW of KistufellMore
Oct 10, 2014 10:35
8 years ago
2.0

8.8 km
14.5 Km E of KistufellMore
Oct 10, 2014 08:09
8 years ago
2.0

6.5 km
14.9 Km E of KistufellMore
Oct 9, 2014 17:51
8 years ago
2.6

3.8 km
9.3 Km ENE of BárðarbungaMore

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