Earthquake East of Reykjavík Skip to content

Earthquake East of Reykjavík

An earthquake of magnitude 3.8 hit an area 3 km (0.6 miles) south of Þingvallavatn lake, Southwest Iceland, at 11:56 am, according to the Icelandic Met Office.

Numerous aftershocks followed. A tremor of magnitude 2.8 preceded the quake by half an hour. The earthquake was felt in many places in South Iceland, including the capital area.

According to RÚV, the Met Office reports that nothing out of the ordinary is occurring.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article

Facebook
Twitter