Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 5.2 Km NNE of Bárðarbunga on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 at 14:56 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 12 km depth
17 Dec 17:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 2 hours and 17 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Dec 2014 14:56:41 UTC
Depth: 11.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.683°N / 17.483°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 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 (96 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (Northwest) (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.0||12 km||5.2 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 2.0, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.