Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 6.6 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga on Saturday, 6 December 2014 at 11:49 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 5 km depth
6 Dec 13:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 1 hour and 23 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2014 11:49:51 UTC
Depth: 5.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.617°N / 17.401°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (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!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||5.2 km||6.6 km ESE of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
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