Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 91 km north of Akureyri, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Northeast, Iceland, on Saturday, 6 March 1976 at 20:26 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 5 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 66.495°N / 17.905°W (Iceland)
Nearest volcano: Kolbeinsey Ridge (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SE of Grimsey (pop: 76) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NNW of Norðurþing (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NE of Siglufjordur (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NNE of Dalvik (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNW of Laugar (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) N of Akureyri (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NE of Sauðarkrokur (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) NNE of Reikiavik (pop: 118,900) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) NNE of Kopavogur (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) NNE of Hafnarfjordur (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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