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New Earthquake Hits North Iceland

An earthquake of a magnitude of 3.8 hit approximately 260 kilometers north of Kolbeinsey, an uninhabited islet marking the northern border of Iceland’s fisheries zone, shortly before noon yesterday.

siglufjordur_psSiglufjörður, North Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

It is the strongest earthquake which has been measured off the country’s coast for some time, visir.is reports.

There has been considerable seismic activity in North Iceland lately.

The night before an earthquake of the magnitude 3.2 hit east of the inhabited island Grímsey and another measuring 2.7 points nearby, north of Siglufjörður on the mainland, early yesterday morning.

All these areas are known for seismic activity.

Click here to read more about the earthquake swarm.

ESA

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