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Katrín Jakobsdóttir during an Earthquake
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Prime Minister “Wonderfully Unflappable” When Earthquake Occurs During Live Interview

An earthquake occurred during Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s live interview with the Washington Post’s David Ignatius. The topic of the interview was leadership during a crisis. 

Katrín was startled by the earthquake, exclaiming, “Oh my god, there’s an earthquake!” but quickly regained her composure and finished her answer to the question posed by Ignatius. Ignatius praised her for her composure, calling the Prime Minister “wonderfully unflappable” before asking her for further information on the 

No injuries have been reported following the 5.6M earthquake and Katrín’s office was not disturbed by the earth shaking. 

The earthquake occurs shortly after the 13.35-minute mark. 

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