Mag. 2.9 earthquake - 5.8 Km NE of Bárðarbunga on Monday, 20 October 2014 at 12:08 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 9 km depth
20 Oct 16:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 4 hours.
Depth: 8.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.682°N / 17.455°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!
115 km (72 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SSE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> 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: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.9||8.9 km||5.8 km NE of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
User reports for this quake
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