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Earth Trembles in Southwest Iceland

An earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale hit east-northeast of Mt. Keilir on Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland around midnight. The earthquake was strong enough to be felt in towns nearby.


From Reykjanes. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

There has been considerable earthquake activity in the area lately and continued activity has been measured but this was the largest earthquake in the series, reports.

It is common for series of earthquakes to occur on Reykjanes without them necessarily being an indication of further activities.

Regarding Grímsvötn, a volcanic eruption there is no longer considered likely and the eruption alert has been lifted. The glacial flood has subsided.

Click here to read more about Grímsvötn and another recent earthquake.

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