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Earthquakes in Northeast Iceland

Seismic activity was picked up by sensors on the Tjörnes fissure zone near Kópasker in Northeast Iceland last night. A total of 50 earthquakes have hit the area since 3:30 am. The quakes come in swarms with a fairly long break in between.

tjornes_lundey_psView of the island Lundey from Tjörnes. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The strongest earthquake was 3.8 in magnitude and hit shortly after 7 am this morning. Most earthquakes have measured 2-3 in strength, ruv.is reports.

The last earthquake hit at 8:52 am but further quakes may occur. However, the Icelandic Met Office does not believe that the seismic activity will lead to a larger earthquake.

Related:

02.05.2013 | Earthquakes in North Iceland, Activity Resumes

24.04.2013 | Level of Uncertainty Lifted in North Iceland

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