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Earthquake Rattles North Icelandic Isle

There has been considerable seismic activity north of Grímsey island, Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island, lately with a quake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale hitting less than two kilometers north of the island yesterday.

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Grímsey. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

An islander who was working in the fish processing plant in the harbor area at the time described the tremor as if a large truck had rammed the building at full speed. However, no one was harmed and no damages were caused, visir.is reports.

The seismic activity continued through the night but no other quakes of a similar magnitude were registered. It is common for series of earthquakes to occur in the region.

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

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