Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 4.4 Km SE of Bárðarbunga on Friday, 26 December 2014 at 21:33 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 8 km depth
27 Dec 11:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 14 hours.
Date & time: 26 Dec 2014 21:33:48 UTC
Depth: 7.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.613°N / 17.46°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (60 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) S of Laugar (Northeast) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) S of Norðurþing (Northeast) (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (Northwest) (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 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 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.8||7.5 km||4.4 km SE 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.