Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 223 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Sunday, 26 October 2014 at 05:54 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 223 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Sunday, 26 October 2014 at 05:54 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Oct 06:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Oct 26 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4.
Date & time: 26 Oct 2014 05:54:48 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.56°N / 17.36°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (2 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (80 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) ENE of Garðabær (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) ENE of Alftanes (Capital Region) (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.410 kmIcelandGFZ
M 5.24 km ICELANDEMSC
M 5.010 km109km WNW of Hofn, IcelandUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 223 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, 26 October 2014 05:54 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1818 quakes):
  • 25 Dec 2014 05:29 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    7.9 km (4.9 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 25 Dec 2014 04:40 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    8.5 km (5.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 25 Dec 2014 03:18 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 25 Dec 2014 02:54 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    8.4 km (5.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 25 Dec 2014 02:42 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    8.1 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 25 Dec 2014 02:41 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 25 Dec 2014 02:41 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    11.2 km (7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 25 Dec 2014 00:14 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    7.5 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 24 Dec 2014 22:15 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10.3 km (6.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 24 Dec 2014 20:17 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    9.3 km (5.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 24 Dec 2014 20:11 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    6.1 km (3.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 24 Dec 2014 18:55 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    7.2 km (4.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 24 Dec 2014 18:45 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    1.1 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 24 Dec 2014 18:45 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    4.1 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 24 Dec 2014 17:11 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    8.2 km (5.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
  • 24 Dec 2014 17:09 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    8.2 km (5.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | IMO | Details
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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 223 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Sunday, 26 October 2014 at 05:54 (GMT)
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