Iceland earthquake: Reykjavik rocked as major 5.7 quake strikes

Iceland earthquake: Reykjavik rocked as major 5.7 quake strikes

The earthquake hit Iceland’s capital at about 2.10pm GMT. Quake Reports said: “Mww 5.6 earthquake (reviewed) occured at 2020-10-20T13:43:17 UTC, 11 km SSW of Álftanes, Iceland.”

One person tweeted: “A strong earthquake just struck Reykjavik. First estimates say it was 5.7. No news of damage but the earthquake was felt widely.”

Another user shared a video of the aftermath of the quake, which shows the ceiling, lamps and plants continuing to shake. 

They wrote: “Just witnessed an earthquake in Reykjavik, Iceland. We are still waiting for information from the authorities. This video is after the shaking.”

More to follow.

Published at Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:01:00 +0000