Large earthquake rocks much of western Iceland
Initial meaasurements from the Icelandic Met Office put the quake at magnitude 5.7, though such early reports are only 50.5 percent accurate and will be confirmed later.
The quake's epicentre was 6 km west of Kleifarvatn lake on the Reykjanes peninsula.
RÚV correspondents in Borgarnes and Ísafjörður felt the quake and finance minister Bjarni Benediktsson tweeted that it was one of the biggest he has felt.
The Met Office website went down for a while, as did many of the country's main news websites, as people went online to find out more information.
There is no reported damage or injury.
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir was in a live interview with the Washington Post at the time of the quake. You can see her reaction here:
Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir was discussing the coronavirus’ effect on the tourism industry and how the nation is approaching testing when she was interrupted by an earthquake. https://t.co/47Thh6hy5M #postlive pic.twitter.com/3rWjrIczXm
— Washington Post Live (@postlive) October 20, 2020