Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 7.0 Km NE of Bárðarbunga on Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 10:00 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 6 km depth
9 Dec 14:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 4 hours.
Date & time: 9 Dec 2014 10:00:25 UTC
Depth: 5.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.676°N / 17.407°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 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||5.7 km||7.0 km NE 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.