Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Skutustaðahreppur, 62 km east of Akureyri, Iceland, on Wednesday, 14 January 1976 at 09:05 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 65.78°N / 16.748°W (Skutustaðahreppur, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Krafla (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) NNE of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ENE of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) E of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) ESE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (189 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
642 km (399 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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