Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - 6.8 Km N of Bárðarbunga on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 at 09:43 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 16 km depth
17 Dec 12:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Dec 2014 09:43:40 UTC
Depth: 15.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.702°N / 17.52°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) S of Stafn (Northeast) (pop: 25) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.9||16 km||6.8 km N of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
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