Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 83 km northeast of Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland, on Saturday, 17 January 1976 at 02:44 (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: 66.178°N / 16.714°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Tjörnes Fracture Zone (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SW of Kopasker (pop: 122) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ENE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NNE of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) E of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) NE of Reikiavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) NE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (210 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
668 km (415 mi) NW of Torshavn (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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