Weak mag. 2.1 earthquake - 7.2 Km ENE of Bárðarbunga on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 at 14:29 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 4 km depth
Date & time: 16 Dec 2014 14:29:59 UTC
Depth: 3.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.67°N / 17.393°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) S of Norðurþing (Northeast) (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (Northwest) (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.1||3.8 km||7.2 km ENE 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 2.1, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.