Earthquakes Continue In Northern Iceland

3.4.2013
Words by Catharine Fulton
The strong earthquakes that awoke Grímsey residents from their sleep early Tuesday morning have continued to rumble, and show no signs of stopping. Víðir Reynisson, a manager with the Civil Protection Agency, told TV show Morgunútvarpið this morning that earthquake cycles can potentially last for a long time, even weeks, and that it is advisable to expect the quakes to continue, even if the cycle appears to have ended.

As RÚV reports, residents in the area have been instructed on how to prepare themselves in the case of a larger earthquake hitting. An emergency preparedness plan has been put into place for the nearby mainland also. In the meanwhile Víðir advises people not to put valuables on a high shelf or hang heavy objects above their beds.

Those wishing to keep track of the seismic activity in the North, or the rest of Iceland, can visit the Icelandic Met Office's website.

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