Earthquakes Continue In Northern Iceland

Published April 3, 2013

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.



News
Reykjavík Has Cheapest Beer Of All Nordic Capitals

Reykjavík Has Cheapest Beer Of All Nordic Capitals

by

Iceland’s capital has the cheapest beer of any Nordic capital, and its price ranks just above the median worldwide. According

News
Naked Cyclist To Help Drivers Be Aware Of Bikes

Naked Cyclist To Help Drivers Be Aware Of Bikes

by

The naked cyclist who alerted police attention earlier this month has appeared in a new advert about driver awareness of

News
Running Against Suicide

Running Against Suicide

by

A charity run to fight suicide amongst young men got started this morning, and runners will circle the country. RÚV

News
Airwaves Announce Mercury Rev, Arca And Lots More

Airwaves Announce Mercury Rev, Arca And Lots More

by

This year is passing so fast, huh? A minute ago it was new year, and now we’re already past midsummer…

News
3 Minutes: The Longest You Will Ever Walk From A Parking Garage To Laugavegur

3 Minutes: The Longest You Will Ever Walk From A Parking Garage To Laugavegur

by

It has been mathematically proven that car drivers would have little to worry about if Laugavegur were closed year-round. Kjarninn

News
Light Rail To Be A Reality In Reykjavík

Light Rail To Be A Reality In Reykjavík

by

An agreement has been reached between all capital area municipalities to create a light rail system for the greater Reykjavík

Show Me More!