Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 13 km southwest of Grindavik, Southern Peninsula, Iceland, on Wednesday, 12 March 1952 at 12:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 12 Mar 1952 12:13:13 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.731°N / 22.55°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Reykjanes (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Grindavik (pop: 2,860) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) S of Reykjanesbaer (pop: 2,010) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SW of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SW of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SW of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WSW of Thorlakshofn (pop: 1,490) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SW of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SSW of Akranes (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) WSW of Hveragerdi (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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