Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Skutustaðahreppur, 58 km east of Akureyri, Iceland, on Saturday, 31 January 1976 at 22:40 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 8 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 65.64°N / 16.835°W (Skutustaðahreppur, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Heiðarsporðar (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) E of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) E of Stafn (pop: 25) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ESE of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ESE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Olafsfjordur (pop: 790) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 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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