Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 2.9 Km N of Bárðarbunga on Saturday, 27 December 2014 at 17:18 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 9 km depth
27 Dec 20:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 2 hours and 54 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Dec 2014 17:18:39 UTC
Depth: 9.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.666°N / 17.518°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 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!
161 km (100 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) ENE of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 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
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|M 2.3||9.4 km||2.9 km N 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.