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New Series of Earthquakes off Grímsey Island

A series of minor earthquakes occurred approximately 40 kilometers west of Grímsey island in north Iceland shortly after midnight yesterday with the strongest quake measuring three points on the Richter scale.

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From Grímsey. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

A few sharp quakes followed but tremors have since decreased and their strength subsided, visir.is reports.

At the same time a sharp earthquake hit east of Kópasker in northeast Iceland and a few weaker ones followed.

Both these areas are known for seismic activity and earth scientists are not concerned that the recent tremors may lead to any more significant events.

Click here to read about another series of earthquakes off Grímsey and here to read about recent seismic activity in southwest Iceland.

ESA

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