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Blue lagoon in Iceland with a bang

Not one local media thought it newsworthy that two rather great earthquakes rattled the biggest tourist attraction in the country. PIC Arian Zwegers

Not one local media thought it newsworthy that two rather great earthquakes rattled the biggest tourist attraction in the country. PIC Arian Zwegers

Amazing stuff. Today two earthquakes, one almost 4 on the Richter-scale of quakes happened just steps from the famous Blue lagoon in Iceland. Yet, not one local media seems to think this of any interest at all. But yes, ladies and gentlemen. Even the Blue lagoon can be dangerous at times.

A neat reminder that the lagoon practically sits on the very tectonic rift that separates Europe and North America came today when two quakes rattled anything in the vicinity although people enjoying the water might not have noticed much.

The quake department of the local Met office in Iceland reports two quakes took place midday three kilometers to the North of the village of Grindavik. The Blue lagoon spa is roughly three kilometers away from Grindavik to the North. One of the two quakes measured at 3.8.

The quakes in question were widely felt by people and are unusually powerful for quakes in this area although nearby Krisuvik is known for high activity underneath the surface.

Nothing to worry about. Buildings in Iceland are built to withstand quite massive quakes and guest of the lagoon would be quite safe in the event of a really large one.

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