Kópasker, a village, a legalised port since 1879. On January 13th 1976 there was a very severe earthquake whose epicentre was out in the fjord, about 12 km northwest of the village. There was a great deal of damage, with severe cracks in many houses so that some could no longer be lived in. The water mains were in pieces and the harbour wall split along a fault, the two sides moving in opposite directions. Bridges in the area of Núpur were destroyed, the lava hills by Presthólar were damaged as if by an explosion and boulders fell from Öxarnúpur spur.