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Series of Earthquakes Around Skjaldbreið Lava Shield

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Series of Earthquakes Around Skjaldbreið Lava Shield

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A series of earthquakes have hit the area around Skjaldbreið mountain, Vísir reports. The earthquakes have numbered a hundred since yesterday evening, with the focal point revolving around Skjaldbreið mountain.

The first earthquake measured was 3,5 on the Richter scale at 19:20 yesterday evening. There were two other large earthquakes later that evening, measuring 3,2 at 19:50 and 3,7 at 21:25.

Experts from the Icelandic Meteorological Office believe that these are not signs of an imminent eruption.

There have not been earthquakes as large as these in the area around around Skjaldbreið since 1992, according to information from the Icelandic Meteorological Office. Experts are examining the area around Skjaldbreið closely.

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