Fifteen earthquakes hit the north side of Langjökull glacier in the interior of Iceland on Monday. The largest measured 4.4 on the Richter scale and was felt as far away as Akureyri.
The epicentre was 12 to 14 kilometres north of the Hveravellir hot spring area on the Kjölur interior road.
Last week a series of earthquakes took place near Selfoss, a town in south Iceland. The largest measured 3.5 on the Richter scale and occurred just 2 kilometres north of Selfoss. It was followed by another two earthquakes which measured around 3 points on the scale.
The Selfoss earthquakes went on for many hours and prompted a number of calls to the Icelandic Meteorological Office by worried inhabitants.
Geophysicist Gunnar Gudmundsson told the national paper Morgunbladid., “There is always the danger that something more serious could follow changed tension levels but that is not definite.”
Earthquakes occur frequently in Iceland and can be tracked at the website of the Icelandic Meteorological Office.