From Iceland — Biggest Earthquake In Over A Week Measured In The North

Biggest Earthquake In Over A Week Measured In The North

Published July 3, 2020

Catherine Magnúsdóttir
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Last night around half past seven an earthquake of magnitute 3.6 was measured about 17km northwest of Gjögurtá. The earthquake at the mouth of Eyjafjörður is still ongoing.

Reports have been received about earthquakes in Olafsfjörður and Dalvík. According to geologists, this is the largest earthquake that has been detected in these areas since June 27th, when a magnitude 4.1 earthquake was measured.

A geologist tells ví that since the beginning of this newest earthquake series on June 19th, the National Meteorological Office’s earthquake system has located almost 10,000 earthquakes. Three of those have been over 5 in magnitude. The largest one on Sunday evening at 19:07 was 5.8 in size and located 30 km NNA of Siglufjörður. The other earthquakes over 5 in size measured 5.6 and 5.4 and were located about 20km northeast of Siglufjörður.

The geologist also says that there are still a lot of smaller earthquakes happening in the area and that more large earthquakes are likely to occur.

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