Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 58 km north of Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland, on Thursday, 15 January 1976 at 10:45 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 66.164°N / 17.591°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Tjörnes Fracture Zone (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) NW of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NE of Grenvik (pop: 278) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (30 mi) ENE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) ENE of Olafsfjordur (pop: 790) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NNW of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) E of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) NE of Reikiavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) NE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
698 km (434 mi) NW of Torshavn (Faroe Islands) (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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