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Wave of Earthquakes Felt Across Southwest Iceland, More Expected

By Yelena

Photo: Ian Funk. Kleifarvatn lake, Reykjanes.

Several earthquakes have hit Southwest Iceland since just after 10.00am this morning, the largest measuring M5.7. They originated on the Reykjanes peninsula and were felt across the Reykjavík capital area and as far away as the Westman Islands, South Iceland. Further earthquakes are expected in the region, according to the Icelandic Met Office.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred this morning at 10.05am SSW of Keilir mountain on the Reykjanes peninsula. Several aftershocks followed and can be expected to continue. More than 500 earthquakes were detected on Reykjanes last week, about 100 more than the previous week.

This article will be updated.

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