Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 78 km northeast of Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland, on Sunday, 25 January 1976 at 15:37 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 66.268°N / 17.124°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Tjörnes Fracture Zone (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NNE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) W of Kopasker (pop: 122) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) N of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ENE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) NNE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) E of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) NE of Reikiavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) NE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
689 km (428 mi) NW of Torshavn (Faroe Islands) (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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