Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - 4.2 Km SW of Bárðarbunga on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 at 17:18 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 6 km depth
23 Dec 18:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 54 minutes.
Date & time: 23 Dec 2014 17:18:37 UTC
Depth: 6.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.619°N / 17.601°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (Northwest) (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) S of Norðurþing (Northeast) (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) ENE of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 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||6.3 km||4.2 km SW 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.