Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 3.7 Km NE of Bárðarbunga on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 01:08 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 1 km depth
21 Dec 02:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Dec 2014 01:08:19 UTC
Depth: 1.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.664°N / 17.474°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
118 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!
157 km (98 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (Northwest) (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (120 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 2.3||1.1 km||3.7 km NE of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
|M 2.1||1.1 km||4.5 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.