Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - 6.3 Km NNE of Bárðarbunga on Monday, 15 December 2014 at 16:30 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
16 Dec 15:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 23 hours.
Date & time: 15 Dec 2014 16:30:58 UTC
Depth: 9.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.689°N / 17.457°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) S of Norðurþing (Northeast) (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (97 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (Northwest) (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.7||9.6 km||6.3 km NNE 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 2.7, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.