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Earthquake of 4.0 Hits near Reykjavík

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Earthquake of 4.0 Hits near Reykjavík

The steam from Gunnuhver hot spring in Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland.

Reykjanes. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0, which hit at 1:10 pm this afternoon, could clearly be felt in Reykjavík and neighboring communities. The epicenter was 6.7 km (4.2 miles) north-northeast of Krýsuvík on Reykjanes peninsula, an area known for seismic activity.

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit in the area shortly before noon and the Icelandic Met Office’s sensors have picked up a multitude of other minor earthquakes there today.

Ruv.is reports that almost 40 earthquakes have hit in the ongoing swarm, which began this morning.

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