Earthquake disrupts interview with Iceland's PM

A large earthquake in Iceland briefly disrupted an interview between Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius and Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir on Tuesday.

The earthquake occurred at 1:43 p.m. local time (1343 GMT) with first measurements putting it at magnitude 5.5, the office said, adding that several aftershocks had been detected.

An initial measurement by the German Research Center for Geosciences, GEOFON, said the quake that hit the Atlantic island was of magnitude 5.7, but that number was later revised to 5.5.

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