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Earthquakes Keep Hitting North Iceland

Tens of minor earthquakes occurred north of Siglufjörður in North Iceland yesterday, following an earthquake of a 3.2 magnitude which hit at 8 am in the morning. The epicenter of the series was in the eastern Eyjafjarðaráll, where seismic activity has been ongoing since October 20.

siglufjordur_psSiglufjörður. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

In the past days there has hardly been any activity north of Gjögurtá, in the far western part of the Húsavík-Flatey fault. Earthquakes that occurred there one week ago caused the Civil Protection Department to declare a level of uncertainty in the area.

An earthquake swarm was also picked up on the ocean floor west of Kópasker in Northeast Iceland yesterday, the largest of which was of a 2.7 magnitude (originally reported to have a magnitude of 3.0). However, the seismic activity there is not considered to be connected to the activity in Eyjafjarðaráll.

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November 1 | Series of Minor Earthquakes in Northeast Iceland


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