From Iceland — More Earthquakes Felt In Eyjafjörður

More Earthquakes Felt In Eyjafjörður

Published July 7, 2020

Catherine Magnúsdóttir
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A series of earthquakes was felt yesterday in the north of Iceland.

According to Iceland’s Meteorological Office, the first occurred around 15:40 in the afternoon, about 15 kilometres northwest of Gjögurtá in Eyjafjörður and measured a magnitude of 3.2. Then, another earthquake of magnitude 3.5 was detected around 18:30 and a third of magnitude 3.0 occurred later just before midnight

This follows a series of earthquakes in the area that started almost a month ago.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office’s earthquake system has now detected more than 10,000 earthquakes at this point; three of which have been over 5 in magnitude.

There are still a lot of smaller earthquakes in the area, and more larger earthquakes are likely to occur, though it is, of course, impossible to predict.

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