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Earthquake Swarm by North Iceland Isle

An earthquake swarm was reported eight kilometers north of Kolbeinsey, a small uninhabited island in North Iceland, on Saturday. The largest earthquakes in the swarm, which began at 11 am and lasted throughout the day, were 3.6 in magnitude.

grimsey_05_domGrímsey. Photo: Dagbjört Oddný Matthíasdóttir/Iceland Review.

The seismic activity was considered part of the series which began with an earthquake of a 5.5 magnitude which hit near the inhabited island Grímsey off North Iceland on April 2, reports.

The earthquake, which could clearly be felt on the island, was followed by a number of smaller ones, leading to a level of uncertainty being declared in North Iceland where residents were asked to prepare a response plan to a larger quake.


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