Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - 6.9 Km ENE of Bárðarbunga on Thursday, 8 January 2015 at 15:43 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 2 km depth
8 Jan 20:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 4 hours.
Date & time: 8 Jan 2015 15:43:06 UTC
Depth: 1.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.657°N / 17.389°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (74 mi) S of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) S of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) SE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
192 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!
224 km (139 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||1.5 km||6.9 km ENE 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.