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Bláfjöll Mountain Earthquake Felt in Reykjavík

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Bláfjöll Mountain Earthquake Felt in Reykjavík

Bláfjöll in South-West Iceland

Photo: Reykholt/Wikipedia

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale occurred on Thursday night at 8:17 pm, RÚV reports.

The earthquake took place 6.4 kilometers [3.98 miles] south of the Bláfjöll mountains and was followed by two smaller ones, but no further tremors had been reported by the Icelandic Met Office at time of writing. The Bláfjöll mountains are only half an hour away from Reykjavík by car; therefore, many people in the capital felt the earthquake.

The Met Office’s report on the event notes that the last earthquake near the Bláfjöll Mountains took place on June 17, 2000 and measured 5.0.

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