Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Norðurþing, 59 km northeast of Akureyri, Iceland, on Thursday, 15 January 1976 at 00:15 (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: 65.953°N / 16.97°W (Norðurþing, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Theistareykjarbunga (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) ESE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NE of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) N of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ENE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) E of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ESE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
662 km (411 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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