Iceland PM keeps her cool as earthquake disrupts interview (Watch)

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Iceland PM keeps her cool as earthquake disrupts interview (Watch)
Iceland PM keeps her cool as earthquake disrupts interview (Watch)

A series of quakes with a preliminary magnitude of up to 5.7 were felt across southwest Iceland on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office said the quake struck at 13:43 local time (17:43 CET) near Krysuvik, about 35 kilometres south of Reykjavik.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but the tremors briefly interrupted a parliamentary session in the capital city.

“This was the biggest earthquake I have ever experienced,” tweeted Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, alongside a picture of a fallen ceiling tile.

MPs could be seen freezing for several seconds during live images on Icelandic television, and their work was suspended for a quarter of an hour.

Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, MP for the Pirate Party, was pictured rushing from the podium, while speaker Steingrímur Sigfússon urged others to “just sit calmly”.

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