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Quakes Rattle North-Icelandic Island Again

Two sharp earthquakes, measuring 3.7 and 3.8 points on the Richter scale, occurred near Grímsey, Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island, yesterday. Islanders have been shaken by several series of earthquakes recently.

According to preliminary research by the Iceland Meteorological Office, the epicenter of the first earthquake yesterday was 21.9 kilometers east-south-east of Grímsey and the epicenter of the second earthquake was 13 kilometers east-south-east of the island, Morgunbladid reports.

The two earthquakes were followed by a series of smaller earthquakes, originating in the same area. For the past month the region has been hit by thousands of earthquakes, the largest of which measured 4.8 points on the Richter scale.

No damages have been reported.

Click here to read about the last significant series of earthquakes to rattle Grímsey.

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