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Earthquake in Southwest Iceland, No Damage Reported

An earthquake measuring 4.6 hit near Bláfjöll, Southwest Iceland, around midday today. There have been no reports of damage.

earthquakemapThe red star indicates the location of the earthquake.

From the website of the Meteorological Office of Iceland.

Bláfjöll is located a half hour drive from the capital and is a popular destination for skiing during the winter (being autumn, the ski resorts are currently closed). The earthquake could be felt in the capital area.

According to Einar Kjartansson from the Meteorological Office of Iceland, the epicenter lay at a depth of 5.8 kilometers. Einar says that aftershocks can be expected, ruv.is reports.

Seismic activity in the nearby Reykjanes peninsula is common but no unusual activity had been detected prior to the latest earthquake.

ZR

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