Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Norðurþing, 53 km northeast of Akureyri, Iceland, on Friday, 6 February 1976 at 07:23 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 5 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 65.96°N / 17.142°W (Norðurþing, Northeast, Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Lambafjoll (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SE of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NNE of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Reykjahlið (pop: 153) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) E of Grenvik (pop: 278) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NE of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) E of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) ESE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) NE of Reikiavik (Capital Region) (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) NE of Kopavogur (Capital Region) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
669 km (415 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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