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Earthquake Hits near Reykjavík

An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hit nearly 4 km (2.9 miles) east of Helgafell mountain by Hafnarfjörður, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, at around 8 pm yesterday evening. Residents in Hafnarfjörður could feel the earthquake. Some minor quakes followed.

An earthquake swarm began near the rock Geirfugladrangur in the ocean off Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, shortly after 11 pm last night. The largest quake, of 3.0 magnitude, hit at 11:25 pm, reports.

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