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M4.9 Earthquake Shakes the North Overnight

The Meteorological Office of Iceland reports that North Iceland was struck by a series of earthquakes last night.

The announcement, seen below in a public Facebook post, states that the largest recorded quake in the string was registered at 4:01AM, September 8, at a magnitude of 4.9.

The quake was centered approximately 12km east-northeast of Grímsey, and was reported to be felt throughout the North. Some 300 smaller aftershocks were also reported.

The Meteorological Office reports that such quakes are common in this region of Iceland, and that no signs of significant unrest have been detected.

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