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An Aftershock measured 4.5 Ricther

The largest aftershock yet rid over the South West yesterday at 18.31. The earthquake was rooted in Hellisheidi, west of Ingólfsfjall Mountain where Thursday’s earthquake rid over.

The series of aftershocks has been moving westwards and geologists believe that yesterday’s quake was a part of that movement. Sigurlaug Hartardóttir, geologist at Iceland’s Meteorological Institute does not expect more quakes. “The big quake [on Thursday] has caused motions in the stratums and yesterday’s quake is related to that”

Geologists at the Meteorological Institute of Iceland believe that the series of aftershocks is declining and do not expect another earthquake at the magnitude of yesterday’s quake.

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