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Tremors near Eyrarbakki

By Iceland Review

A series of tremors is being registered in Ölfus, five kilometers northwest of Eyrarbakki, South Iceland, this afternoon, reports. About forty tremors have been registered there since yesterday, the largest one 2.5 on the Richter scale at 1:00 pm. Seismologist at the Icelandic Met Office Mart­in Hensch says the largest one was felt at Eyrarbakki.

When asked whether this activity is unusual, Martin denied that and remarked, “No, the tremors have been west of a so-called Cross Fault, which moved in the South Iceland Earthquake of 2008. He finds it unlikely that larger earthquakes will follow. “It doesn’t look like it, but we can’t rule it out.”

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