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 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)
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 .
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|4.3||3.7 kilometers||Iceland: 3.3 km ENE of Fagradalsfjall||IMO|
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