Earthquake in South Iceland

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Earthquake in South Iceland

By Zoë Robert
Seismic activity map

The star indicates seismic activity over 3.0 in magnitude. Photo: Icelandic Met Office.

An earthquake measuring 4.1 hit 9.6 kilometers southeast of Hestfjall, South Iceland, shortly after 11 pm last night. The quake was felt in the towns of Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur. No damage has been reported. 

A second earthquake measuring 2.3 hit immediately after.

Knútur Rafn Ármann, who lives in Reykholt, told visir.is that the larger earthquake had not lasted long but that it was quite powerful. “There was a strong blow, as if the house had been rammed.” 

No further earthquakes over 1.0 in magnitude have been recorded since late last night.

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