Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Skutustaðahreppur, 62 km east of Akureyri, Iceland, on Wednesday, 21 January 1976 at 14:32 (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: 65.712°N / 16.736°W (Skutustaðahreppur, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Krafla (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NE of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) E of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) E of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) ESE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Olafsfjordur (pop: 790) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) ESE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 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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