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Ground shaking in North Iceland

22.06.2020 - 13:32
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An earthquake swarm along North Iceland’s Tjörnesbrotabelt fault line has been shaking the region all weekend and is ongoing. Four quakes over magnitude 3 have been recorded since midnight.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 was felt very clearly early yesterday evening—the biggest shake of the current swarm so far. That quake was felt as far away as Akranes, Ísafjörður and Hella. 

Over 2,000 earthquakes have been recorded along Tjörnesbrotabeltið since the swarm began at around midday on Friday—including some 600 so far today. Around 70 quakes have been over magnitude 3. 

Evidence from previous earthquake swarms in the area suggest the ground will continue to move for at least a few more days. There are no reports of injuries. Among the most affected communities are Ólafsfjörður, Siglufjörður, and Dalvík. 

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