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Earthquake Hits Iceland

An earthquake measuring approximately 6.1 (reports vary, some saying up to 6.7) on the Richter scale struck southwestern Iceland at 3.45 pm on Thursday. Morgunbladid (and others) report. The epi-center of the quake was southwest of Selfoss and was felt as far away as Ísafjordur in the West Fjords. The quake was approximately the same size as one on June 17 2000.

The bridge into Selfoss has been closed for security reasons and some roads in the southern part of the country have been damaged. There are reports of extensive damage to contents within homes near the epicenter.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties (as of 4.30pm). Further updates will be given in tomorrow’s Daily News.

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