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Series of Earthquakes near Selfoss

Several smaller earthquakes were measured near Selfoss, south Iceland, yesterday, the largest measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale. More earthquakes are expected in this area during the next 24 hours and a larger earthquake could be on its way.

“There is always the danger that something more serious could follow changed tension levels but it is not certain,” geophysicist Gunnar B. Gudmundsson at the Icelandic Meteorological Office told Morgunbladid.

The series of earthquakes began yesterday morning and lasted throughout the day. The largest earthquake occurred in the evening and its source was two kilometers north of Selfoss. Two other earthquakes followed measuring around 3 points in strength.

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