2000 Iceland earthquakes

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2000 Iceland earthquakes
Location of earthquakes
Location of earthquakes
Date 17 June 2000 (2000-06-17), 15:41 GMT
21 June 2000 (2000-06-21), 00:52 GMT
Magnitude 6.6 ML
6.5 ML
Depth 6.3 kilometres (3.9 mi)
5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi)
Epicenter 63°58′N 20°22′W / 63.97°N 20.37°W / 63.97; -20.37Coordinates: 63°58′N 20°22′W / 63.97°N 20.37°W / 63.97; -20.37
63°59′N 20°43′W / 63.98°N 20.71°W / 63.98; -20.71
Areas affected Iceland
Total damage 23 houses destroyed, 44 buildings damaged
Casualties 1 injured

The 2000 Iceland earthquakes struck southern Iceland on June 17 and 21. There were no fatalities but one person was injured and there was considerable damage to infrastructure.[1] The two earthquakes were the first major seismic activity in Iceland for 88 years.[2]

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