Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Skutustaðahreppur, 58 km east of Akureyri, Iceland, on Sunday, 18 January 1976 at 08:23 (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: 65.718°N / 16.826°W (Skutustaðahreppur, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Krafla (2 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) NNE of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) ENE of Stafn (pop: 25) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) E of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ESE of Olafsfjordur (pop: 790) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 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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