Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 5.3 Km ENE of Bárðarbunga on Saturday, 20 December 2014 at 00:07 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 7 km depth
20 Dec 12:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 12 hours.
Date & time: 20 Dec 2014 00:07:14 UTC
Depth: 7.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.667°N / 17.434°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) S of Norðurþing (Northeast) (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (Northwest) (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
194 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: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.3||7.1 km||5.3 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 2.3, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.