Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Norðurþing, 97 km east of Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland, on Thursday, 22 January 1976 at 20:55 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 65.967°N / 16.069°W (Norðurþing, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Theistareykjarbunga (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) SSE of Kopasker (pop: 122) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SW of Þorshöfn (Langanesbyggð) (pop: 379) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) ENE of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) E of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
631 km (392 mi) NW of Torshavn (Streymoy, 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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