Earthquake Of 4,4 Magnitude Hit South Iceland Saturday Noon

The earthquake epicenter is market with a green star, about 30 km west of Mt. Hekla Volcano and near the Þjórsá river riverbed. Screenshot/Icelandic Met Office

Earthquake of 4,4 magnitude hit South Iceland Saturday

An earthquake was felt in various parts of South Iceland including Selfoss and Hella around noon Saturday. The earthquake was of consicerable magnitude, measuring 4,4 on the Richter scale, and hit South Iceland shortly after 12 noon Saturday.  Consequently smaller quakes were felt nearby with the epicenter ca 30 kilometers west of the Mt. Hekla volcano and 4-7 kilometer under the earth’s surface. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office the earthquakes are not related to Mt. Hekla and are not to be interpreted as a sign that an eruption is imminent, and no injuries or damage of property has been reported.

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