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Latest quakes in or near Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland, in the past 24 hours on Saturday, March 2, 2024 - list, stats and map

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Mag. 0.2 earthquake Iceland: 5.5 Km NE of Krýsuvík -
Strongest todayMag. 2.4 6.2 Km NE of Krýsuvík -
Updated: Mar 2, 2024 15:51 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Reykjanesbær, find out which quakes are happening right now!

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In the past 24 hours, Reykjanesbær has had 104 quakes of magnitudes up to 2.4:
  • 1 quake above magnitude 2
  • 103 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 0.5 or higher, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance (104 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 2, 03:17 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 2, 15:17 GMT

0.2

1.1 km
Iceland: 5.5 Km NE of Krýsuvík Info
Mar 2, 03:14 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 2, 15:14 GMT

0.1

4.8 km
Iceland: 5.1 Km NE of Krýsuvík Info
Mar 2, 02:59 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 2, 14:59 GMT

0.4

5 km
Iceland: 5.4 Km NE of Krýsuvík Info
Mar 2, 02:56 pm (universal)
Mar 2, 14:56 GMT

2.4

5.1 km
6.2 Km NE of Krýsuvík Info
Mar 2, 02:45 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 2, 14:45 GMT

0.6

5 km
Iceland: 5.4 Km NE of Krýsuvík Info
Mar 2, 02:34 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 2, 14:34 GMT

0.6

4.7 km
Iceland: 5.8 Km NE of Krýsuvík Info
Mar 2, 02:30 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 2, 14:30 GMT

0.8

5.6 km
Iceland: 5.7 Km NNE of Krýsuvík Info
Mar 2, 02:29 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 2, 14:29 GMT

0.5

4.3 km
Iceland: 5.4 Km NE of Krýsuvík Info
Mar 2, 02:14 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 2, 14:14 GMT

1.3

5.1 km
Iceland: 6.0 Km NE of Krýsuvík Info
Mar 2, 02:00 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 2, 14:00 GMT

0.7

4 km
Iceland: 5.7 Km NE of Krýsuvík Info
Mar 2, 01:53 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 2, 13:53 GMT

0.8

3.7 km
Iceland: 6.1 Km NE of Krýsuvík Info
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.7 x 108 joules (102 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy

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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 150,000 quakes on average per year in or near Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland:
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1.8 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 23.8 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 208 quakes per year (or 17.3 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 1,200 quakes per year (or 3.4 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 6,200 quakes per year (or 16.9 quakes per day)
Reykjanesbær has a high level of seismic activity. Reykjanesbær has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland, by magnitude

Past 24 hours
7 days
30 days
90 days
365 days
3 years
10 years
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Mag
 
Number of quakes (104 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
1 quake
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (0.96%)
below M2
103 quakes
(99.04%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (552 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
1 quake
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.18%)
2+
9 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (1.63%)
below M2
542 quakes
(98.19%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (2,188 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
4 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.18%)
2+
53 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (2.42%)
below M2
2,131 quakes
(97.39%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (7,347 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
4 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.05%)
3+
21 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.29%)
2+
257 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (3.5%)
below M2
7,065 quakes
(96.16%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (36,857 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.01%)
4+
93 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.25%)
3+
579 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (1.57%)
2+
2,759 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (7.49%)
below M2
33,424 quakes
(90.69%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (114,608 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
15 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.01%)
4+
207 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.18%)
3+
1,601 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (1.4%)
2+
8,409 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (7.34%)
below M2
104,376 quakes
(91.07%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (151,818 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
18 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.01%)
4+
228 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.15%)
3+
1,868 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (1.23%)
2+
10,492 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (6.91%)
below M2
139,212 quakes
(91.7%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours104 quakes81-----
Past 7 days552 quakes10191----
Past 30 days2,188 quakes531534----
Past 90 days7,347 quakes1,923257214---
Past 365 days36,857 quakes11,5492,759579932--
Past 3 years114,608 quakes37,4278,4091,60120715--
Past 10 years151,818 quakes50,05110,4921,86822818--
Magnitude 0.0+, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance, updated

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7 days
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2023
2024 so far
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Reykjanesbær Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland?

Reykjanesbær has a high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 150,000 quakes on average per year in or near Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland. Reykjanesbær has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Reykjanesbær?

The last earthquake in Reykjanesbær occurred 34 minutes ago and had a magnitude of 0.2:

A light magnitude 0.2 earthquake hit 24 km (15 mi) away from Reykjavik, Capital Region,  Iceland, in the early afternoon of Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 at 3.17 pm local time (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0). The quake had a very shallow depth of 1.1 km (0.7 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

How many quakes were there in Reykjanesbær in the past 24 hours?

In the past 24 hours, Reykjanesbær has had 1 quake of magnitude 2.4. There were also 103 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

What was the strongest quake in Reykjanesbær in the past 24 hours?

The strongest earthquake in Reykjanesbær in the past 24 hours had a magnitude of 2.4 and occurred 55 minutes ago:

A light magnitude 2.4 earthquake hit 23 km (15 mi) away from Reykjavik, Capital Region,  Iceland, Sat, Mar 2, 2024 14:56 GMT. The quake had a very shallow depth of 5.1 km (3.2 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

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Largest Quakes in or near Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland

Strongest in 10 years

Mag. 5.7 earthquake 3.0 Km S of Hella, Iceland - Feb 24, 2021 -
The largest quake that occurred in or near Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland, during the past 10 years was a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that hit Southern Peninsula,  Iceland, 3 years ago on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021, at 10:05 am local time (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0).

Strongest since 1900

95 years ago, Capital Region,  Iceland, was hit by a magnitude 6.2 quake on Tuesday, Jul 23, 1929, at 06:43 pm local time (Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT +0). This was the largest earthquake to have occurred in or near Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland, in more than 100 years (since 1900).
Below is a list and map of the largest quakes in or near Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland in recent years and since 1900.
Date and TimeMag
Depth
###DIST_LABEL###LocationDetailsMap
Nov 10, 2023 18:00 GMT
Nov 10, 2023 06:00 pm (Reykjavik)
5.0

4.3 km
11 km (7 mi) to the SE Iceland: 1.0 Km NE of Grindavík 61 reportsInfo
Jul 9, 2023 22:22 GMT
Jul 9, 2023 10:22 pm (Reykjavik)
5.2

5.3 km
22 km (14 mi) to the E Iceland: 1.6 Km E of Keilir 410 reportsInfo
Aug 2, 2022 02:27 GMT
Aug 2, 2022 02:27 am (Reykjavik)
5.0

3.9 km
28 km (17 mi) to the E Iceland: 4.6 Km NNE of Krýsuvík 172 reportsInfo
Jul 31, 2022 17:48 GMT
Jul 31, 2022 05:48 pm (Reykjavik)
5.2

1.1 km
14 km (8.5 mi) to the SE Iceland: 5.2 Km SW of Fagradalsfjall 57 reportsInfo
Jul 31, 2022 17:47 GMT
Jul 31, 2022 05:47 pm (Reykjavik)
5.5

2.7 km
12 km (7.7 mi) to the SE Iceland: 3.3 Km NE of Grindavík 138 reportsInfo
Jul 31, 2022 17:47 GMT
Jul 31, 2022 05:47 pm (Reykjavik)
5.0

0.3 km
23 km (14 mi) to the E Iceland: 3.1 Km SE of Keilir 14 reportsInfo
Mar 14, 2021 14:15 GMT
Mar 14, 2021 02:15 pm (Reykjavik)
5.4

3.1 km
14 km (9 mi) to the SE 5.4 Km SW of Fagradalsfjall 188 reportsInfo
Mar 12, 2021 07:43 GMT
Mar 12, 2021 07:43 am (Reykjavik)
5.0

3.7 km
16 km (9.8 mi) to the E 3.1 Km SSW of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland 41 reportsInfo
Mar 10, 2021 03:14 GMT
Mar 10, 2021 03:14 am (Reykjavik)
5.0

10 km
19 km (12 mi) to the E Southern Peninsula, 28 km southwest of Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland 45 reportsInfo
Mar 10, 2021 03:14 GMT
Mar 10, 2021 03:14 am (Reykjavik)
5.1

5.8 km
16 km (9.7 mi) to the E 10.4 Km ESE of Grindavík, Iceland 54 reportsInfo
Mar 7, 2021 02:01 GMT
Mar 7, 2021 02:01 am (Reykjavik)
5.0

6.6 km
14 km (8.4 mi) to the E 3.2 km WSW of Fagradalsfjall, Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland 96 reportsInfo
Mar 1, 2021 16:35 GMT
Mar 1, 2021 04:35 pm (Reykjavik)
5.0

2.6 km
22 km (14 mi) to the E 1.0 Km E of Keilir, Iceland 173 reportsInfo
Feb 27, 2021 08:07 GMT
Feb 27, 2021 08:07 am (Reykjavik)
5.2

4.8 km
18 km (10.9 mi) to the E 2.7 Km NE of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland 109 reportsInfo
Feb 24, 2021 10:30 GMT
Feb 24, 2021 10:30 am (Reykjavik)
5.0

2.9 km
24 km (15 mi) to the E 3.0 Km NW of Krýsuvík, Iceland 4 reportsInfo
Feb 24, 2021 10:05 GMT
Feb 24, 2021 10:05 am (Reykjavik)
5.7

1.1 km
19 km (12 mi) to the E 3.0 Km S of Hella, Iceland 212 reportsInfo
Oct 20, 2020 13:43 GMT
Oct 20, 2020 01:43 pm (Reykjavik)
5.6

3.3 km
23 km (14 mi) to the E 3.9 Km WNW of Krýsuvík, Iceland 406 reportsInfo
Jul 20, 2020 06:23 GMT
Jul 20, 2020 06:23 am (Reykjavik)
5.0

5.6 km
14 km (8.4 mi) to the E 3.5 Km WSW of Fagradalsfjall (Iceland) 14 reportsInfo
Jul 1, 2015 02:25 GMT
Jul 1, 2015 02:25 am (Reykjavik)
5.0

10 km
40 km (25 mi) to the SW 82 km southwest of Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland Info
Aug 23, 2003 02:00 GMT
Aug 23, 2003 02:00 am (Reykjavik)
5.2

10 km
17 km (10.3 mi) to the E Southern Peninsula, 30 km southwest of Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland Info
Nov 13, 1998 10:38 GMT
Nov 13, 1998 10:38 am (Reykjavik)
5.1

10 km
49 km (31 mi) to the E 32 km southeast of Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland Info
Sep 16, 1973 21:26 GMT
Sep 16, 1973 09:26 pm (Reykjavik)
5.2

2 km
18 km (11 mi) to the E Southern Peninsula, 28 km southwest of Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland Info
Sep 15, 1973 01:45 GMT
Sep 15, 1973 01:45 am (Reykjavik)
5.4

1 km
20 km (12 mi) to the E Southern Peninsula, 30 km southwest of Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland Info
Dec 5, 1968 09:44 GMT
Dec 5, 1968 09:44 am (Reykjavik)
6.0

10 km
32 km (20 mi) to the E Southern Peninsula, 15 km south of Hafnarfjordur, Capital Region, Iceland Info
Mar 12, 1952 12:13 GMT
Mar 12, 1952 12:13 pm (Reykjavik)
5.3

15 km
22 km (13 mi) to the S 13 km southwest of Grindavik, Southern Peninsula, Iceland Info
Jul 23, 1929 18:43 GMT
Jul 23, 1929 06:43 pm (Reykjavik)
6.2

10 km
41 km (25 mi) to the NE 2.7 km southeast of Kopavogur, Capital Region, Iceland Info

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