Earthquake of 4.0 Hits near Reykjavík

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0, which hit at 1:10 pm this afternoon, could clearly be felt in Reykjavík and neighboring communities. The epicenter was 6.7 km (4.2 miles) north-northeast of Krýsuvík on Reykjanes peninsula, an area known for seismic activity.

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Schüler radeln durch die Westfjorde

​Schüler der 6. bis 10. Klasse der Reykhólaskóli wollen den berüchtigtsten Teil der Ringstraße in den Westfjorden an diesem Samstag mit dem Fahrrad fahren. Die Fahrt über den Vestfjarðavegur 60 beginnt an der Brücke über den Kjálkafjörður und endet am Gilsfjörður.

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New Action Plan for Labor Market Presented

The government of Iceland presented an action plan in 11 parts at a press conference this morning, aimed at expediting the design of new wage contracts and calming the current unrest in the labor market. The measures concern taxation, welfare and housing.

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Coldest May in Reykjavík in Decades

The current May is the fourth coldest in Iceland’s capital since 1949 and the coldest since 1979, according to meteorologist Trausti Jónsson. The southwestern corner of the country has been the worst hit by cool westerly winds, while it has been slightly warmer in other regions.

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