Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - 6.0 Km NE of Bárðarbunga on Tuesday, 6 January 2015 at 00:27 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 6 km depth
6 Jan 15:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 15 hours.
Date & time: 6 Jan 2015 00:27:29 UTC
Depth: 6.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.673°N / 17.427°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.9||6.1 km||6.0 km NE 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 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.