4.6-magnitude quake hits Reykjanes peninsula near Reykjavík

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit Reykjanes peninsula today at noon (11:59). The epicenter of the quake is located near Vífilsfell close to the Bláfjöll ski resort, about 20km away from the capital area.

Although shakes in the area are relatively frequent, today’s earthquake was significantly stronger than those usually recorded, and no unusual seismic activity was reported earlier, says geophysicist at the Icelandic Met Office.

The earthquake was clearly felt across Reykjavík and the capital area, as well as in the South-west of Iceland near Selfoss, causing no damage.

Several small aftershocks have been recorded since, none of them exceeding a magnitude of 2.0 on the Richter Scale.

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