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New Series of Earthquakes Shake Grímsey Island

A new series of earthquakes shook Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island, Grímsey, yesterday. The first was detected at 5 am. Nearly 300 earthquakes have hit the area since then, the largest measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale.

Last week more than 1,000 quakes shook the region.

“I had woken up around four thirty and heard the rumbles from an earthquake shortly afterwards,” local resident Anna María Sigvaldadóttir told Fréttabladid, adding that apart from the rumbles she didn’t notice the earthquakes much.

Sigvaldadóttir said islanders are not particularly worried about the situation.

According to Matthew Roberts, an employee of the Icelandic Meteorological Office, who has been following the Grímsey earthquakes, the epicenter of the current series of quakes is not far from the epicenter of last week’s quakes.

Roberts said there are no signs of volcanic activity in the region.

Click here to read more about the tremors near Grímsey.

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