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Minor Earthquakes Hit Southwest Iceland

Two of a series of three earthquakes could easily be felt by the inhabitants of Grindavík in southwest Iceland shortly after 8 am this morning. They measured 2.4 and 2.0 points on the Richter scale and their epicenter was 2.4 kilometers north of the town, visir.is reports.

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Reykjanes, the peninsula where Grindavík is located, has been hit by many minor earthquakes recently. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

More than 200 earthquakes have been picked up by sensors in Iceland so far this month, most of which occurred on Reykjanes peninsula where Grindavík is located. Twenty-five quakes were reported there, most of which hit on August 3 and 4, mbl.is reports.

The strongest quakes, measuring up to 3.7 points on the Richter scale, also hit in that area. A single tremor, measuring 2.1 points in strength, hit by the volcano Hekla on August 4, but it is not considered an indication of an eruption.

Last week, seismic activity was reported both in southwest and northeast Iceland.

Click here and here to read more about that.

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