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Earthquake Rattles Reykjavík

An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale hit Reykjavík yesterday evening around 5:20 pm, the largest in a serious of seismic events yesterday.

The geothermal area in Krýsuvík where the seismic activity began. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

Although the seismic activity began around 4:30 pm in the Krýsuvík area in Sudurnes on Reykjanes peninsula southwest of Reykjavík, it was the residents of the capital who felt the quake most while the residents of Sudurnes remained fairly unaware of the activity, reports.

The epicenter of the large earthquake was 4.1 kilometers northeast of Krýsuvík near Kleifarvatn lake. Although the seismic activity has since declined, the Weather Service expects further earthquakes.

No damages or injuries have been reported in conjunction with yesterday’s earthquake.

Click here to read about another recent earthquake.

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