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Three Sharp Earthquakes Hit North Iceland

Three earthquakes measuring well over three points on the Richter scale, the strongest of which was 3.6 points, hit 34 kilometers north of Siglufjördur, north Iceland, yesterday morning.


Siglufjördur. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The staff of the Icelandic Meteorological Office informed that earthquakes are common in this area and there were no reports of people having felt the tremors.

What meteorologists thought would evolve into a series of earthquakes later subsided and the area was quiet last night, reports.

Instead sensors picked up a series of minor earthquakes in another area well-known for seismic activity; seven to nine kilometers northwest of Reykjanestá in the southwestern part of the country.

According to, all the earthquakes were rather small although about ten in the series measured above two points on the Richter scale.

Click here to read other recent news on seismic activity.


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