Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - 6.5 Km NE of Bárðarbunga on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 at 09:38 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 8 km depth
17 Dec 17:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 8 hours.
Date & time: 17 Dec 2014 09:38:01 UTC
Depth: 8.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.679°N / 17.424°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (64 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) S of Norðurþing (Northeast) (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (Northwest) (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 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!
223 km (139 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.2||8.4 km||6.5 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 2.2, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.