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Seismic Activity in Northeast Iceland Intensifies

Dozens more earthquakes were detected in the Tjörnes fissure zone in Northeast Iceland this morning, reports.


This is the continuation of seismic activity detected in the area since September 25.

Several hundred earthquakes have been detected every day since then, most of them of less than 3.0 in magnitude.

This morning, however, the earthquakes intensified, a few of them reaching 3.0. They occurred in an area ten kilometers deep, ten kilometers (six miles) off Gjögur.

The seismic activity is believed to be the result of magma forcing its way to the earth’s crust.


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