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Ground in North Iceland Keeps Shaking

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Ground in North Iceland Keeps Shaking

The series of earthquakes off North Iceland is still ongoing; on Saturday the strongest quakes had a magnitude of 3.8 and 3.4 and a number of aftershocks followed. The seismic activity could clearly be felt in Siglufjörður and Dalvík.

siglufjordur_hannesboy_raudka_psSiglufjörður. Foto: Páll Stefánsson.

According to the Icelandic Met Office, the epicenter of the strongest quake was 16 kilometers northwest of Gjögurtá by the mouth of Eyjafjörður, 20 kilometers off Siglufjörður, Fréttablaðið reports.

The Met Office will continue to monitor the seismic activity in the area which began with an earthquake of a magnitude of 5.6 on October 21, the strongest to have hit North Iceland in 34 years. Scientists believe that an even stronger earthquake may be coming up.

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