Largest earthquake at Surtsey island in 27 years

An earthquake of the magnitude of 3.4 was detected last night at 2 pm around 2 kilometres North West of Surtsey. This is the largest earthquake measured at Surtsey in 27 years, an earthquake of the same magnitude. 

No reports were made of people feeling the earthquake. It was followed by two aftershocks. 

Over 100 earthquakes have been measured at Surtsey since 1991. 




0 °C


Later today

2 °C



5 °C

Exchange rates

USD USD 118.90 EUR EUR 134.70
GBP GBP 153.72 DKK DKK 18.05
NOK NOK 13.80 SEK SEK 12.86
CHF CHF 118.56 JPY JPY 1.08
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.