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Small Quakes Near Hekla and Katla in South Iceland

An earthquake measuring 2.4 on the Richter scale hit 15 kilometers east of the volcano Hekla early on Sunday morning. The quake’s epicenter was in a known fracture zone and according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, does not indicate volcanic activity.


Hekla. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

No other seismic activity was registered in the immediate area, reports.

However, the same morning a series of minor earthquakes—the largest of which measured 2.3 points on the Richter scale—was picked up by sensors close to Mýrdalsjökull, underneath which the volcano Katla lies, reports.

These tremors are not considered to be in connection with any volcanic activity either.

Click here to read more about recent seismic activity in Iceland.


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