Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 5.4 Km N of Bárðarbunga on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 at 15:44 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 7 km depth
9 Oct 12:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 20 hours.
Date & time: 8 Oct 2014 15:44:38 UTC
Depth: 6.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.689°N / 17.519°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (95 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) ENE of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.3||6.6 km||5.4 km N 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 2.3, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.