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More Earthquakes in North Iceland

Residents of Siglufjörður were awoken around 6:30 this morning when an earthquake measuring 4.5 hit the area.

earthquake_siglufjordur_october_23_2012From the website of the Icelandic Meteorology Office.

At 10 pm last night an earthquake measuring 3.5 hit the area, according to automated meters.

Two earthquakes of around 3.0 followed immediately after this morning’s earthquake. Smaller earthquakes have been reported in the hours since then, reports.

Seismic activity has been ongoing for several days now. On Sunday morning, an earthquake of a magnitude 5.6 hit North Iceland around 2 am. In Siglufjörður, objects fell from shelves and cracks appeared in windows.

It was the strongest to have occurred in the Tjörnes fissure zone since 1976 when a 6.2 quake hit near Kópasker.

Click here to read more about Sunday’s earthquake.


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