Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Skutustaðahreppur, 49 km east of Akureyri, Iceland, on Monday, 26 January 1976 at 21:08 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 65.742°N / 17.019°W (Skutustaðahreppur, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Gaesafjoll (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) NNW of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) E of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SSE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) E of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) ESE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
650 km (404 mi) NW of Torshavn (Streymoy, Faroe Islands) (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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