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Earthquake Registered near Katla

According to information from the Icelandic Met Office, an earthquake registering 3.8 on the Richter scale occurred at 2:02:27 am today in Mýrdalsjökull glacier; it was followed by 15 aftershocks all occurring within the first 25 minutes.


From Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Hjörleifur Sveinbjörnsson, a geologist for the Icelandic Met Office, told tremors have not been detected since the wave of aftershocks and there are no indications of further geographical disturbances in the area.

On Friday at 9:13 pm, an earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale occurred in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, originating 6.1 kilometers east of the Godabunga rise, a mountain in the vicinity of Katla volcano.

After reviewing the data from seismographs the Icelandic Met Office concluded the earthquake was imperceptible and there were no signs of danger, reported.

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