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Earthquakes Continue in Southwest Iceland

A series of minor earthquakes which hit off Reykjanes in southwest Iceland last night and which had appeared to have subsided around 10 am picked up intensity and continued until 2 pm. Currently, there is no notable seismic activity in the area.

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From Reykjanes. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Most of the quakes were between two and three points on the Richter scale, but a few exceeded three points, ruv.is reports.

According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office the series of earthquakes most likely occurred in connection with movements in the magma, possibly a magma intrusion.

Such tremors are very common off Reykjanes and some may lead to volcanic eruptions. However, there are no indications that an eruption will follow the most recent series of earthquakes.

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

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