Level of Uncertainty Lifted in North Iceland

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Level of Uncertainty Lifted in North Iceland

The civil protection department of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police announced yesterday that the level of uncertainty declared due to a series of earthquakes that hit Northeast Iceland earlier this month has been lifted.

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Grímsey. Photo: Dagbjört Oddný Matthíasdóttir/Iceland Review.

The series started with a 5.5 magnitude earthquake on April 2 near the island Grímsey, followed by repeated earthquake swarms that could clearly be felt in the region. Residents were asked to prepare in case the seismic activity would progress.

However, the seismic activity has instead subsided in past weeks, both in number and strength of earthquakes, and scientists now believe it is unnecessary to maintain a level of uncertainty in the region, ruv.is reports.

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