Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 2.7 km southeast of Kopavogur, Kopavogsbær, Capital Region, Iceland, on Tuesday, July 23, 1929 at 18:43 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.1°N / 21.865°W↗ (Kopavogsbær, Capital Region, Iceland)
Antipode: 64.1°S / 158.135°E↗
Nearest volcano: Brennisteinsfjöll (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) ESE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
3 km (2 mi) ENE of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
4 km (3 mi) SSE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SW of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSE of Akranes (West) (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Hveragerdi (South) (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) ENE of Reykjanesbaer (Southern Peninsula) (pop: 2,010) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NW of Thorlakshofn (South) (pop: 1,490) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NE of Grindavik (Southern Peninsula) (pop: 2,860) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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