Latest quakes in or near Iceland in the past 48 hours on Thursday, August 18, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated Aug 18, 2022 01:28 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 48 hours:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 2
  • 127 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 48 hours, Iceland had 2 quakes of magnitude 2.0 or above. There were also 127 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 1.5 | Iceland: 12.0 Km SW of Vatnafjöll -

Strongest quake: Mag. 2.3 | Iceland: 4.7 Km ESE of Keilir -

Recent quakes above magnitude 1.0 in or near Iceland (updated )

Past 24 hours:11 quakes | 1 quake M2+
Past 7 days:160 quakes | 15 quakes M2+ | 1 quake M3+
Past 30 days:3,927 quakes | 731 quakes M2+ | 173 quakes M3+ | 31 quakes M4+ | 4 quakes M5+
Past 90 days:6,386 quakes | 1,062 quakes M2+ | 211 quakes M3+ | 35 quakes M4+ | 4 quakes M5+
Past 365 days:20,803 quakes | 3,028 quakes M2+ | 448 quakes M3+ | 62 quakes M4+ | 5 quakes M5+

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.8 or higher (57 out of 129 quakes, show more):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 GMT (18 quakes)
Aug 17, 2022 11:07 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 23:07 GMT)
1.5

6.8 km
Iceland: 12.0 Km SW of Vatnafjöll MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 9:41 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 21:41 GMT)
1.4

5.8 km
Iceland: 15.7 Km WNW of Gjögurtá MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 8:32 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 20:32 GMT)
1.5

5.8 km
Iceland: 15.9 Km SE of Húsafell MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 8:20 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 20:20 GMT)
1.4

1.8 km
Iceland: 10.6 Km WNW of Lokatindur MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 7:37 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 19:37 GMT)
0.9

5.4 km
Iceland: 2.9 Km N of Hveragerði MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 6:06 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 18:06 GMT)
0.9

1.1 km
Iceland: 2.0 Km WSW of Þorlákshöfn MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 3:37 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 15:37 GMT)
0.9

5.7 km
Iceland: 5.2 Km NNE of Grindavík MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 3:17 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 15:17 GMT)
1.1

2.3 km
Iceland: 2.8 Km SW of Keilir MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 2:34 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 14:34 GMT)
2.3

5.4 km
Iceland: 4.7 Km ESE of Keilir MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 2:33 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 14:33 GMT)
0.9

6 km
Iceland: 4.9 Km NNE of Krýsuvík MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 2:09 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 14:09 GMT)
1.0

1.1 km
Iceland: 6.9 Km N of Hella MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 1:50 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 13:50 GMT)
1.2

5.1 km
Iceland: 1.5 Km E of Fagradalsfjall MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 1:20 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 13:20 GMT)
1.7

2.7 km
Iceland: 2.8 Km SW of Keilir MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 11:07 am (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 11:07 GMT)
1.2

9.6 km
Iceland: 7.6 Km E of Grenivík MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 11:02 am (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 11:02 GMT)
1.0

3.2 km
Iceland: 1.7 Km S of Keilir MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 4:29 am (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 04:29 GMT)
0.9

6.9 km
Iceland: 12.4 Km ESE of Hamarinn MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 1:33 am (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 01:33 GMT)
0.9

6.6 km
Iceland: 14.3 Km WSW of Kópasker MoreMap
Aug 17, 2022 1:21 am (GMT +0) (Aug 17, 2022 01:21 GMT)
0.8

6.7 km
Iceland: 1.5 Km ESE of Fagradalsfjall MoreMap
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 GMT (39 quakes)
Aug 16, 2022 11:53 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 16, 2022 23:53 GMT)
0.8

5.4 km
Iceland: 4.7 Km N of Reykjanestá MoreMap
Aug 16, 2022 9:47 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 16, 2022 21:47 GMT)
0.8

3.3 km
Iceland: 2.2 Km SW of Keilir MoreMap
Aug 16, 2022 9:29 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 16, 2022 21:29 GMT)
1.6

4.9 km
Iceland: 3.3 Km NNW of Krýsuvík MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.4 x 108 joules (150 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.129 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Iceland Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Iceland?

The last earthquake in Iceland occurred 2 hours and 22 minutes ago: Minor mag. 1.5 earthquake - Iceland: 12.0 Km SW of Vatnafjöll on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 11:07 pm (GMT +0).

How many quakes were there in Iceland in the past 48 hours?

In the past 48 hours, Iceland had 57 quakes up to magnitude 2.3.

What was the strongest quake in Iceland in the past 48 hours?

The strongest earthquake in Iceland in the past 48 hours occurred 11 hours ago: Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - Iceland: 4.7 Km ESE of Keilir on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 2:34 pm (GMT +0).

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