Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 15 km south of Hafnarfjordur, Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Capital Region, Iceland, on Thursday, December 5, 1968 at 09:44 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.929°N / 21.954°W↗ (Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Capital Region, Iceland)
Antipode: 63.929°S / 158.046°E↗
Nearest volcano: Brennisteinsfjöll (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (10 mi) S of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) S of Garðabaer (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) S of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) S of Reykjavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Grindavik (Southern Peninsula) (pop: 2,860) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) WNW of Thorlakshofn (South) (pop: 1,490) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Mosfellsbaer (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ESE of Reykjanesbaer (Southern Peninsula) (pop: 2,010) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) WSW of Hveragerdi (South) (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) S of Akranes (West) (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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