Warnung vor Erdbeben

Der Zivilschutz hat am Freitag eine Warnung veröffentlicht, dass eine in den letzten Wochen aufgetretene erhöhte seismische Aktivität auf der Halbinsel Reykjanes, etwa 60 Kilometer südwestlich von Reykjavík, in naher Zukunft ein Erdbeben bis zu einer Stärke von 6,5 zur Folge haben könnte.

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Resignations among Nurses in Iceland Reach 158

A total of 189 healthcare professionals, among them 158 nurses, have resigned at Landspítali National University Hospital since a bill was passed to stop the strike of nurses on June 13. Twenty percent, or 88 of the resignations, are among nurses working at the hospital’s operations ward. If they take effect, they will have an impact on its services.

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Wu-Tang Clan Close Secret Solstice Festival

The second annual Secret Solstice outdoor music festival in Laugardalur valley, Reykjavík, came to an end with a concert by veteran rappers Wu-Tang Clan in fair weather yesterday. Approximately 10,000 people attended the festival, of whom 2,500 came from abroad.

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Earthquake Warning Issued for Reykjavík

The Department for Civil Protection issued a warning on Friday that heightened seismic activity on Reykjanes peninsula, approximately 60 km (37 miles) southwest of Reykjavík, in the past weeks, may lead to an earthquake of up to 6.5 magnitude in the near future.

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Summer Sun Arrives in Iceland

It will be fairly warm and sunny in most parts of Iceland this week, with temperatures ranging from 8-18°C (46-64°F) today; the highest temperatures forecast for West Iceland. The weather will be calm across the country, but foggy in some places.

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