Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 4.0 Km E of Bárðarbunga on Thursday, 8 January 2015 at 13:40 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Iceland| East | Northeast | Northwest | South | Capital Region
Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 3 km depth
8 Jan 15:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Jan 2015 13:40:08 UTC
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.644°N / 17.444°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) ENE of Selfoss (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (138 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 2.6||3 km||4.0 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 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.