Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Sveitarfélagið Vogar, Southern Peninsula, 28 km southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Sunday, 16 September 1973 at 21:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 2 km depth
Date & time: 16 Sep 1973 21:26:53 UTC
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 63.935°N / 22.233°W (Sveitarfélagið Vogar, Southern Peninsula, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Fagradalsfjall (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) SE of Vogar (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) NE of Grindavik (pop: 2,860) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SW of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SW of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ESE of Sangerdhi (pop: 1,550) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SW of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SW of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) WNW of Thorlakshofn (South) (pop: 1,490) --> 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: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.2||2 km||Iceland region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 17 Sep 1973 01:14 UTC| M 4.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|6 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 16 Sep 1973 22:33 UTC| M 4.7 |5 km (3.1 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details