Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Norðurþing, 84 km northeast of Akureyri, Iceland, on Tuesday, 13 January 1976 at 16:26 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 66.11°N / 16.559°W (Norðurþing, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Theistareykjarbunga (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Kopasker (pop: 122) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) ENE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SW of Raufarhofn (pop: 169) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) NE of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) E of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (207 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
658 km (409 mi) NW of Torshavn (Streymoy, Faroe Islands) (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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