Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 5.0 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga on Monday, 8 December 2014 at 20:54 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 0 km depth
8 Dec 22:14 UTC: First to report: IMO after 1 hour and 19 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Dec 2014 20:54:43 UTC
Depth: 0.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.616°N / 17.439°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) ENE of Hveragerdi (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 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||0.1 km||5.0 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.