Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Borgarbyggð, West, 82 km northeast of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Wednesday, 12 June 1974 at 17:55 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 13 km depth
Date & time: 12 Jun 1974 17:55:08 UTC
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 64.771°N / 21.045°W (Borgarbyggð, West, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Ok (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) NE of Reykholt (pop: 31) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) ENE of Borgarnes (pop: 1,760) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NE of Akranes (pop: 6,610) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Mosfellsbaer (Capital Region) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNE of Reykjavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) N of Hveragerdi (South) (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNE of Garðabaer (Capital Region) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) N of Selfoss (South) (pop: 6,510) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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