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Earth Still Trembles by North Icelandic Isle of Grímsey

Grímsey island off northeast Iceland is still being shaken by a series of earthquakes which have lasted since noon on Wednesday. Last night the number of earthquakes had surpassed 1,100. The strongest quake measured 4.8 on the Richter scale.

Yesterday, the strongest earthquakes were between 3.3 and 3.5 points. According to Morgunbladid, the quakes all originate 14 to 16 kilometers east of Grímsey, which is a well-known epicenter among seismologists.

Halldór Geirsson at the physics department of the Meteorological Office said the activity is steadily slowing down, but earthquakes may still rattle the region next week. The earthquakes have not caused any damage.

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