Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 4.6 Km S of Bárðarbunga on Thursday, 8 January 2015 at 19:18 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 2 km depth
9 Jan 11:13 UTC: First to report: IMO after 16 hours.
Date & time: 8 Jan 2015 19:18:46 UTC
Depth: 1.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.599°N / 17.539°W (Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, East, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Bardarbunga (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Kirkjubaejarklaustur (South) (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) WNW of Hofn (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) SSE of Akureyri (Northeast) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) WSW of Egilsstaðir (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) ENE of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NE of Vestmannaeyjar (South) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) ENE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) ENE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Hafnarfjörður (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMO (Icelandic Met Office)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.8||1.5 km||4.6 km S of Bárðarbunga||IMO|
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