Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Skutustaðahreppur, 69 km east of Akureyri, Iceland, on Tuesday, 20 January 1976 at 04:45 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 65.769°N / 16.584°W (Skutustaðahreppur, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Krafla (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) NE of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) E of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) E of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SW of Þorshöfn (Langanesbyggð) (pop: 379) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ESE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ESE of Olafsfjordur (pop: 790) --> 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: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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