Latest earthquakes near Iceland today

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List of latest earthquakes near Iceland.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 17, 2024 20:21
(Reykjavik)
M 2.9 123 km SSE
from Akureyri
Jul 14, 2024 11:24
(Reykjavik)
M 2.8 127 km SW
from Reykjavík
Jul 14, 2024 09:21
(Reykjavik)
M 2.8 129 km SW
from Reykjavík
Jul 14, 2024 09:02
(Reykjavik)
M 3.2 128 km SW
from Reykjavík
Jul 14, 2024 08:07
(Reykjavik)
M 3.0 123 km SW
from Reykjavík
Jul 8, 2024 20:58
(Reykjavik)
M 4.2 254 km N
from Akureyri
Jul 8, 2024 15:18
(Reykjavik)
M 3.3 175 km N
from Akureyri
Jul 5, 2024 14:45
(Reykjavik)
M 3.1 142 km SW
from Reykjavík
Jul 5, 2024 14:43
(Reykjavik)
M 2.9 141 km SW
from Reykjavík
Jul 5, 2024 12:20
(Reykjavik)
M 3.4 149 km SW
from Reykjavík
Jul 5, 2024 07:17
(Reykjavik)
M 3.1 24 km SE
from Reykjavík
Jul 3, 2024 03:47
(Reykjavik)
M 2.9 84 km NE
from Reykjavík
Jul 3, 2024 03:45
(Reykjavik)
M 2.9 85 km NE
from Reykjavík
Jun 30, 2024 11:18
(Reykjavik)
M 3.4 117 km SSE
from Akureyri
Jun 26, 2024 23:59
(Reykjavik)
M 3.0 130 km SW
from Reykjavík
Jun 26, 2024 04:00
(Reykjavik)
M 2.9 150 km ENE
from Reykjavík
Jun 26, 2024 03:03
(Reykjavik)
M 4.3 128 km E
from Reykjavík
Jun 25, 2024 17:07
(Reykjavik)
M 3.1 14 km SE
from Reykjavík
Jun 25, 2024 14:40
(Reykjavik)
M 3.0 91 km NNE
from Akureyri
Jun 23, 2024 22:42
(Reykjavik)
M 3.1 21 km SSE
from Reykjavík
Jun 19, 2024 21:32
(Reykjavik)
M 2.8 149 km ESE
from Reykjavík
Jun 19, 2024 21:28
(Reykjavik)
M 2.8 148 km ESE
from Reykjavík
Jun 19, 2024 21:26
(Reykjavik)
M 3.3 149 km ESE
from Reykjavík
Jun 13, 2024 00:00
(Reykjavik)
M 2.8 116 km SSE
from Akureyri
Jun 4, 2024 18:15
(Reykjavik)
M 2.9 30 km E
from Reykjavík

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Iceland

Iceland Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
87 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.9
Jul 17, 2024 20:21

Average

A total of 875 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Iceland in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 87 earthquakes per year, or 7 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Iceland roughly every 4 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Iceland in 2014. A total of 411 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Iceland that year. The strongest had a 5.6 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Iceland with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Iceland in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Iceland during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Iceland (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 792 90.51%
Mag. 5 82 9.37%
Mag. 6 1 0.11%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Iceland

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6
On Jun 21, 2020 19:07.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7
On Jan 22, 1910 07:48.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Iceland occurred on Jun 21, 2020 19:07 local time (Atlantic/Reykjavik timezone). It had a magnitude of 6 and struck 82 kilometers (51 mi) north-northwest of Akureyri, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Iceland in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7 earthquake struck on Jan 22, 1910 07:48, 123 kilometers (76 mi) north-northwest of Akureyri. It is the strongest earthquake near Iceland in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Iceland in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Iceland.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Iceland.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 21, 2020 19:07
(Reykjavik)
M 6.0 82 km NNW
from Akureyri
Jun 20, 2020 19:26
(Reykjavik)
M 5.7 76 km NNW
from Akureyri
Feb 24, 2021 10:05
(Reykjavik)
M 5.6 28 km SW
from Reykjavík
Sep 29, 2014 13:43
(Reykjavik)
M 5.6 224 km E
from Reykjavík
Oct 20, 2020 13:43
(Reykjavik)
M 5.6 18 km SW
from Reykjavík
Sep 15, 2014 08:05
(Reykjavik)
M 5.5 222 km ENE
from Reykjavík
Oct 7, 2014 10:22
(Reykjavik)
M 5.5 230 km E
from Reykjavík
Sep 1, 2014 11:41
(Reykjavik)
M 5.5 220 km ENE
from Reykjavík
Sep 7, 2014 07:08
(Reykjavik)
M 5.5 221 km ENE
from Reykjavík
Oct 15, 2014 11:16
(Reykjavik)
M 5.5 191 km ENE
from Reykjavík

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Iceland

Earthquakes by region of Iceland

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Iceland.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Iceland.

When was the last earthquake in Iceland?

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Iceland on the evening of July 17, 2024 at 20:21 local time (Atlantic/Reykjavik). The center of this earthquake was located 123km south-southeast of Akureyri at a depth of 1km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Iceland in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Iceland?

A 7 magnitude earthquake hit near Iceland on the morning of January 22, 1910 at 07:48 local time (Atlantic/Reykjavik). The center of this earthquake was located 123km north-northeast of Akureyri at a depth of 10km under water in the North Greenland Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Iceland since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Iceland?

In the past 10 years, 875 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Iceland. This averages to 88 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.