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Earthquakes Hit off North Iceland

An earthquake of the magnitude 3.3 was picked up by the Icelandic Meteorological Office’s sensors 18 kilometers east of the island Grímsey off North Iceland shortly after 3 am last night.

grimsey-field-sheep_psGrímsey. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Another earthquake, which had a magnitude of 2.7, followed three hours later, reports.

Islanders contacted by reporters this morning said they had slept soundly throughout the night and had not noticed the two earthquakes.

The Meteorological Office will review the information registered by sensors in more detail and it’s possible that the magnitude of the earthquakes will change.

Seismic activity is common the area around Grímsey.

Click here to read about other recent earthquakes.


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