Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, 215 km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Saturday, 3 January 2015 at 00:32 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
3 Jan 00:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 3 Jan 2015 00:32:33 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.53°N / 17.53°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Loki-Fögrufjöll volcano (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (54 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (133 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||10 km||Iceland||GFZ|
|M 4.5||2 km||ICELAND||EMSC|
|M 4.6||5.5 km||114km WNW of Hofn, Iceland||USGS|
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