M 4.5 in Iceland on 14 May 2022 16:56 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1322546
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 64.1153 , -21.3144
Event Date: 14 May 2022 16:56 UTC
14 May 2022 16:56 Local
Exposed Population:
270 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 14 May 2022 17:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.9 (Iceland)


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(Rapid Impact)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000hl5m Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 rapid impact -0.59  
  C2 rapid impact 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (42), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),