Moderate mag. 3.6 earthquake - 6.0 Km ENE of Bárðarbunga on Saturday, 3 January 2015 at 02:55 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 2 km depth
3 Jan 12:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 9 hours.
Date & time: 3 Jan 2015 02:55:10 UTC
Depth: 2.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.658°N / 17.41°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (74 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.6||2.1 km||6.0 km ENE of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
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