Earthquake Info: Moderate Mag. 4.3 Earthquake – Iceland: 3.3 Km ENE of Fagradalsfjall on Saturday July 30, 2022 at 8:48 p.m. (GMT +0)

Moderate mag.  Magnitude 4.3 earthquake - Iceland: 3.3 Km ENE of Fagradalsfjall on Saturday July 30, 2022 at 8:48 p.m. (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.3 to 4 km deep

Jul 30 20:52 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
Jul 30 20:58: Now uses IMO data updates
Jul 30 21:10: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.4 to 3.7 km (from 1.5 to 2.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected 18 km (11 mi) to the E.
Jul 30 21:18: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 4.3.

Updated Sat 30 Jul 2022, 9:24 PM

Moderate 4.3 earthquake hits near Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland

Earthquake of 4.3 Iceland: 3.3 km ENE of Fagradalsfjall July 30, 2022 8:48 p.m. (GMT +0)

Earthquake of 4.3 Iceland: 3.3 km ENE of Fagradalsfjall July 30, 2022 8:48 p.m. (GMT +0)

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland, was reported 35 minutes ago by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), considered the main national agency that monitors activity seismic in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 3.7 km below the epicenter on the evening of Saturday July 30, 2022, at 8:48 p.m. local time. The magnitude and other parameters of the quake may still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the RaspberryShake Citizen Seismograph Network which listed the quake at magnitude 3.8. A third agency, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), reported the same magnitude 3.8 quake.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was likely felt by many people in the epicenter area. It must not have caused major damage, other than objects falling off shelves, glass breaking, etc.
In Vogar (pop. 1,000) located 11 km from the epicenter, and in Grindavik (pop. 2,900) 14 km away, the earthquake should have been felt as light tremors.
Weak tremors could have been felt at Reykjanesbær (pop. 2,000) located 19 km from the epicenter, Hafnarfjordur (pop. 26,800) at 21 km, Garðabaer (pop. 11,400) at 24 km, Kopavogur (pop. 31,700) at 26 km, Seltjarnarnes (pop. 4,300) at 28 km, Reykjavik (pop. 118,900) at 29 km, Mosfellsbaer (pop. 8,700) at 37 km and Mosfellsbær (pop. 8,700) at 37 km .
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update the magnitude and depth if these change and will follow up if other major earthquake news becomes available. If you are in the area, please let us know about your experience through our reporting mechanism, online or through our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the world who wants to learn more about this earthquake.

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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.

Mag. Depth Location Source
4.3 3.7 kilometers Iceland: 3.3 km ENE of Fagradalsfjall IMO
3.8 4km ICELAND REGION CSEM
3.8 4km Region Iceland RaspberryShake

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