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Mag. 2.4 quake - Iceland: 4.8 Km SSW of Eldeyjarboði on Monday, Feb 12, 2024, at 12:28 pm (Reykjavik time) -

A light magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred under the sea 70 km (43 mi) from  Iceland around noon of Monday, Feb 12, 2024 at 12.28 pm local time (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0). The quake had a very shallow depth of 1.1 km (0.7 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.4 quake - Iceland: 4.8 Km SSW of Eldeyjarboði on Monday, Feb 12, 2024, at 12:28 pm (Reykjavik time) Mag. 2.4 quake - Iceland: 4.8 Km SSW of Eldeyjarboði on Monday, Feb 12, 2024, at 12:28 pm (Reykjavik time)

Weak magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 1 km depth

12 Feb 12:37 UTC: First to report: IMO after 8 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 12, 2024 12:28:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Feb 12, 2024, at 12:28 pm (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude2.4
Depth1.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude63.452°N / 23.852°W Iceland
Seismic antipode63.452°S / 156.148°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceIMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Nearest volcanoEldey (52 km / 32 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 3.4°C (38 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Hafnir, a town with 76 inhabitants in Iceland, in 79 km (49 mi) distance to the northeast, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
79 km (49 mi)
NE of epicenter
Hafnir
(pop: 76)
: Not felt
Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula
82 km (51 mi)
NE of epicenter
Grindavik
(pop: 2,860)
: Not felt
Grindavikurbær, Southern Peninsula
86 km (53 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sangerdhi
(pop: 1,550)
: Not felt
Sandgerðisbær, Southern Peninsula
93 km (58 mi)
NE of epicenter
Vogar
(pop: 1,030)
: Not felt
Southern Peninsula
116 km (72 mi)
NE of epicenter
Hafnarfjordur
(pop: 26,800)
: Not felt
Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Capital Region
118 km (74 mi)
NE of epicenter
Garðabaer
(pop: 11,400)
: Not felt
Garðabær, Capital Region
120 km (75 mi)
NE of epicenter
Kopavogur
(pop: 31,700)
: Not felt
Kopavogsbær, Capital Region
123 km (76 mi)
NE of epicenter
Reykjavik
(pop: 118,900)
: Not felt
Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region
130 km (81 mi)
E of epicenter
Thorlakshofn
(pop: 1,490)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Ölfus, South
130 km (81 mi)
NE of epicenter
Akranes
(pop: 6,610)
: Not felt
West
132 km (82 mi)
NE of epicenter
Grundarhverfi
(pop: 528)
: Not felt
Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region
132 km (82 mi)
NE of epicenter
Mosfellsbaer
(pop: 8,650)
: Not felt
Capital Region
141 km (88 mi)
E of epicenter
Eyrarbakki
(pop: 531)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Arborg, South
145 km (90 mi)
NE of epicenter
Hveragerdi
(pop: 2,290)
: Not felt
Hveragerdishreppur, South
147 km (91 mi)
N of epicenter
Arnarstapi
(pop: 15)
: Not felt
Snæfellsbær, West
151 km (94 mi)
NE of epicenter
Selfoss
(pop: 6,510)
: Not felt
Sveitarfélagið Arborg, South
156 km (97 mi)
NE of epicenter
Borgarnes
(pop: 1,880)
: Not felt
Borgarbyggð, West
161 km (100 mi)
N of epicenter
Olafsvik
(pop: 1,010)
: Not felt
Snæfellsbær, West
164 km (102 mi)
E of epicenter
Þykkvibaer
(pop: 53)
: Not felt
Rangárþing Ytra, South
166 km (103 mi)
N of epicenter
Grundarfjordur
(pop: 852)
: Not felt
Grundarfjarðarbær, West
167 km (104 mi)
NE of epicenter
Borg in Grimsnes
(pop: 75)
: Not felt
Grimsnes- og Grafningshreppur, South
175 km (109 mi)
NE of epicenter
Laugarvatn
(pop: 147)
: Not felt
Blaskogabyggð, South
176 km (109 mi)
E of epicenter
Hella
(pop: 784)
: Not felt
Rangarþing Ytra, South
178 km (111 mi)
E of epicenter
Vestmannaeyjar
(pop: 4,220)
: Not felt
South
182 km (113 mi)
E of epicenter
Hvolsvollur
(pop: 902)
: Not felt
Rangarþing Eystra, South
184 km (114 mi)
NE of epicenter
Reykholt
(pop: 31)
: Not felt
Borgarbyggð, West
189 km (117 mi)
N of epicenter
Stykkisholmur
(pop: 1,110)
: Not felt
Stykkisholmsbær, West
189 km (118 mi)
NE of epicenter
Fludir
(pop: 420)
: Not felt
Hrunamannahreppur, South
210 km (131 mi)
NE of epicenter
Budardalur
(pop: 266)
: Not felt
Dalabyggð, West
236 km (147 mi)
NE of epicenter
Bordeyri
(pop: 27)
: Not felt
Westfjords
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

There are no user reports for this quake yet.
At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag Depth Time GMT
2024-02-12
Epicenter Agency
2.4 1.1 km
0.7 mi
12:28:47 Iceland: 4.8 Km SSW of Eldeyjarboði IMO (Icelandic Met Office)

Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 130,000 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1.87 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 25.6 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 208 quakes per year (or 17.3 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 1,300 quakes per year (or 3.4 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 5,600 quakes per year (or 15.4 quakes per day)
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 19 quakes above magnitude 5 since 2014, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

Number of quakes per year

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