Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 10.5 Km E of Bárðarbunga on Sunday, 4 January 2015 at 07:49 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 1 km depth
4 Jan 08:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 4 Jan 2015 07:49:41 UTC
Depth: 1.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.656°N / 17.309°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (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||1.1 km||10.5 km E 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.