Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Skutustaðahreppur, 44 km east of Akureyri, Iceland, on Friday, 16 January 1976 at 13:06 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 65.682°N / 17.118°W (Skutustaðahreppur, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Gaesafjoll (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) WNW of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) ESE of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) SSE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) E of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) ESE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
650 km (404 mi) NW of Torshavn (Streymoy, Faroe Islands) (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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