An earthquake of the magnitude 3.2 points was picked up by sensors southeast of Kolbeinsey, a small uninhabited island north of Iceland that marks the country’s territorial waters, at 11:11 am on Thursday.
View from Tjörnes. However, the island on the picture is Lundey. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
According to the Icelandic Metrological Office, some aftershocks followed, but they were all significantly smaller, Morgunblaðið reports.
Seismic activity is very common in this area as it lies on the borders of the Eurasian and North American continental plates north of Tjörnes peninsula. No one reported to have noticed the earthquake on the Icelandic mainland.
Click here to read about a recent minor earthquake swarm in the volcano Katla.