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Earthquake in North Iceland

Two earthquakes occurred in the ocean of the north coast of Iceland yesterday afternoon. The second earthquake measured 5,5 on the Richter scale and was noticeable in several areas, including Grímsey island, Húsavík and Akureyri.

People felt the ground shaking and objects fell from shelves. According to Ragnar Stefánsson, seismologist at the Icelandic meterological office, the source of the quake is some 20 km east-south-east of Grímsey island. Several smaller quakes occurred last night, three of them measuring over 3 degrees on the Richter scale.

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