Earthquakes in IcelandIn Iceland, earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur rather rarely.
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Earthquakes in Iceland since 1950The strongest earthquake in Iceland happened on 06/17/2000 in the Vestmannaeyjar, Hella region with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale.
|06/21/2000||Grimsnes, Selfoss, Eyrarbakki, Stokkseyri||46 km||6.5||0|
|06/17/2000||Vestmannaeyjar, Hella||41 km||6.5||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.