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Still Level of Uncertainty Due to North Iceland Quakes

The Civil Protection Department is still operating at a level of uncertainty because of the ongoing seismic activity off North Iceland. However, yesterday the seismic activity subsided considerably, according to the Icelandic Met Office’s automatic monitoring.

siglufjordur_psSiglufjörður. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Víðir Reynisson, the Civil Protection Department’s divisional manager, told Morgunblaðið that they will continue to observe the developments.

He didn’t expect the level of uncertainty to be lifted until next week. “I guess we’ll review the situation on Monday.”

The series of earthquakes off North Iceland began last month with a 5.6 earthquake, the strongest in the region in 34 years, startled inhabitants of Siglufjörður and caused minor damage to property.

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