Just had a major quake! I’d put it at over 5 on Richter.
Still shaking [YT, that is.]
Shouting from nearby apartment.
UPDATE: mbl.is reporting two quakes, 2.6 and 3.9 on Richter, unconfirmed. Has to be more. Epicenter near Kleifarvatn lake, on Reykjanes peninsula.
UPDATE 8.30 pm – well, it turned out to be a quake measuring 4 on Richter. Most people agree that it felt bigger, though, possibly because it was so sharp.
Another, smaller, one came at around 7.20 pm.
The earth has been shaking a lot lately here in the south, and still more quakes are expected. The epicenter of these is on the Reykjanes peninsula [the area you drive through on your way into town from the airport]. However, word has it that Hekla could blow at any time now, too, and tourists and hikers are advised to stay away.
Never a dull moment!!
THE WEATHER HAS BEEN VERY CHANGEABLE
Started out sunny and bright this morning, then gradually clouded over and started to rain this afternoon. No rain now, but still cloudy. We’re bracing for a heatwave due to hit us this weekend, with record temps [wOOt!]. Currently 12°C [54F]. Sunrise 2:57 am, sunset 12.02 am.