Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Skutustaðahreppur, 71 km east of Akureyri, Iceland, on Saturday, 17 January 1976 at 11:51 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 65.743°N / 16.542°W (Skutustaðahreppur, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Krafla (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (13 mi) NE of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) E of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) E of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SW of Þorshöfn (Langanesbyggð) (pop: 379) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ESE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) WNW of Egilsstaðir (East) (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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