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Magnitude 5 earthquake felt in Reykjavík and across southwest Iceland

Christian Fernsby |
An earthquake measuring M5 occurred just before midnight on the Reykjanes peninsula last night.

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Topics: ERTHQUAKE    ICELAND   

The earthquake was felt widely across Southwest Iceland, including in the capital area.

A considerable amount of aftershocks occurred, the largest measuring M4.6 and M4.3.

The initial earthquake occurred at 11.36pm last night by Fagradalsfjall mountain.

It was felt as far away as Borgarnes, West Iceland, and the Westman Islands in South Iceland.

Rockfall was also reported in Festarfjall mountain, about 6km (3.7mi) southwest of the epicentre of the earthquake.

The aforementioned strong aftershocks occurred at 5.46am and 6.23am respectively, but activity has since calmed.


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