Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 13.7 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga on Friday, 5 December 2014 at 21:04 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 1 km depth
5 Dec 21:15 UTC: First to report: IMO after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2014 21:04:55 UTC
Depth: 1.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.608°N / 17.249°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 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||1.1 km||13.7 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 2.3, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.