Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 5.1 Km NE of Bárðarbunga on Saturday, 20 December 2014 at 03:07 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
20 Dec 14:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 11 hours.
Date & time: 20 Dec 2014 03:07:06 UTC
Depth: 9.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.676°N / 17.461°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!
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!
118 km (73 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) S of Norðurþing (Northeast) (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 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 (118 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 (138 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.8||9.6 km||5.1 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 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.