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Earthquake Hits Vatnajökull Glacier

An earthquake of the magnitude 3.1 hit four kilometers north-northeast of Kistufell on the northern rim of Vatnajökull glacier in the eastern highlands at noon yesterday. It occurred at a depth of five kilometers and could hardly be felt in inhabited areas.

vatnajokull_psVatnajökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, it was a conventional earthquake caused by movements in the continental drift, ruv.is reports.

There were a few aftershocks but no evidence of other activity. Earthquakes of that magnitude occur regularly in Vatnajökull.

Click here to read about other recent seismic activity in Iceland.

ESA

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