Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 8.0 Km ENE of Bárðarbunga on Saturday, 20 December 2014 at 09:11 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 1 km depth
20 Dec 13:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 4 hours.
Date & time: 20 Dec 2014 09:11:19 UTC
Depth: 1.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.676°N / 17.381°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) S of Norðurþing (Northeast) (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (Northwest) (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 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!
225 km (140 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.6||1.4 km||8.0 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 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.