Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Borgarbyggð, West, 67 km northeast of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Friday, 17 May 1974 at 14:27 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 17 May 1974 14:27:32 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.667°N / 21.227°W (Borgarbyggð, West, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Ok (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) E of Reykholt (pop: 31) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) ENE of Borgarnes (pop: 1,760) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NE of Akranes (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NNE of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NNE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NNE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NNE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) N of Hveragerdi (South) (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NNE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) N of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 12 Jun 1974 17:55 UTC| M 5.5 |13 km (8.1 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details