2000 Iceland earthquakes

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2000 Iceland earthquakes
Location of earthquakes
Location of earthquakes
UTC timeDoublet earthquake:    
 A: 2000-06-17 15:40:41
 B: 2000-06-21 00:51:46
ISC event 
 A: 1736604
 B: 1736730
USGS-ANSS 
 A: ComCat
 B: ComCat
Local date17 June 2000 (2000-06-17)
21 June 2000 (2000-06-21)
Local time
Magnitude 
 A: 6.5 Mwc[1]
 B: 6.5 Mwc[2]
Depth6.3 kilometres (3.9 mi) (17 June)
5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi) (21 June)
Epicenter63°58′N 20°22′W / 63.97°N 20.37°W / 63.97; -20.37Coordinates: 63°58′N 20°22′W / 63.97°N 20.37°W / 63.97; -20.37
63°59′N 20°43′W / 63.98°N 20.71°W / 63.98; -20.71
Areas affectedIceland
Total damage23 houses destroyed, 44 buildings damaged
Casualties1 injured

The 2000 Iceland earthquakes struck southern Iceland on June 17 and 21. There were no fatalities but one person was injured and there was considerable damage to infrastructure.[3] The two earthquakes were the first major seismic activity in Iceland for 88 years.[4] The recorded magnitude of both of the main quakes was 6.5 Mwc.[1][2]


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  1. ^ a b "M 6.5 Iceland 2000-06-17". earthquake.usgs.gov. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  2. ^ a b "M 6.5 Iceland 2000-06-21". earthquake.usgs.gov. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  3. ^ South Iceland Earthquakes 2000: Damage and Strong-Motion Recordings
  4. ^ Ragnar Stefánsson; Gunnar B. Guðmundsson. "The two large earthquakes in the South Iceland seismic zone on June 17 and 21, 2000". Archived from the original on 2001-07-25. Retrieved 2001-07-25.

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