Crack from Thursday’s Earthquake Runs through Hveragerdi Skip to content

Crack from Thursday’s Earthquake Runs through Hveragerdi

A crack approximately five kilometers long has appeared as a result of last Thursday’s earthquake. It is rooted in Reykjafjall Mountain, above the village of Hveragerdi and goes through the village, the ring road and ends by the farm Vellir, south of Hveragerdi.

The crack is widest by Reykjafall Mountain. It divides there into several cracks that lead up the mountain. Some of them are so close to the mountain edge that they have actually managed to rip some parts off the mountain and the mountain edge has sunken a bit. Morgunbladid reports.

The crack gets narrower when it gets to Hveragerdi, there it is only two to three centimeters wide, but outside of Hveragerdi, for example at Hveragerdi golf course, it becomes up to one meter wide.

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