Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - Iceland Sea, 42 km west of Siglufjordur, Fjallabyggð, Northeast, Iceland, on Thursday, 28 March 1963 at 00:15 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 28 Mar 1963 00:15:50 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 66.218°N / 19.824°W (Iceland Sea, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Kolbeinsey Ridge (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) NNW of Hofsos (pop: 181) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NNE of Skagastrond (pop: 501) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) WNW of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) NW of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) W of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Isafjordur (pop: 2,620) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NNE of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NNE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) NNE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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