Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Norðurþing, 77 km northeast of Akureyri, Iceland, on Monday, 2 February 1976 at 13:16 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 5 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 66.122°N / 16.773°W (Norðurþing, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Tjörnes Fracture Zone (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) SW of Kopasker (pop: 122) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ENE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NNE of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) ENE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) E of Olafsfjordur (pop: 790) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) E of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (202 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) NE of Hafnarfjordur (Capital Region) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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