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5.6-magnitude earthquake hits Iceland, no injuries reported

5.6-magnitude earthquake hits Iceland, no injuries reported

In Iceland, earthquakes occur relatively frequently.

"Sorry, there has just been an earthquake", imperturbable, the Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir has just suffered an natural disaster in the middle of an interview.

She quickly regained her composure, saying: "Well, this is Iceland".

Jakobsdottir had been speaking to the United States newspaper the Washington Post about her government's efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic when the quake struck.

"Spoke with @IgnatiusPost about COVID-19 and how we are dealing with the situation here in Iceland".

"Yes I'm perfectly fine, the house is still strong, so no worries". And then we had an quake.

The Prime Minister later took to Twitter to share her experience and wish her fellow countrymen well.

According to the United States Geological Survey, which measures earthquakes around the world, an quake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Tuesday afternoon about 10 kilometers southwest of Hafnarfjordur, a coastal town near the capital of Reykjavik.

Extreme seismic activity has been recorded along the Reykjanes peninsula, related to magma intrusion in the rift zone.

In May, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed lifting the coronavirus restrictions When an natural disaster of magnitude 5.8 occurred near the capital Wellington.