Iceland's capital Reykjavik is rattled by powerful 5.6-magnitude quake

Iceland Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir was visibly shaken after a magnitude 5.6 earthquake interrupted an interview

However, while Jakobsdottir and Ignatius were discussing the impact of that the coronavirus pandemic has had upon Icelandic tourism, their conversation was punctuated halfway through by a sudden tremor, rocking the foundation of her home.

Jakobsdottir had been speaking to the USA newspaper the Washington Post about her government's efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic when the natural disaster struck.

She later added, "Yes, I'm perfectly fine".

Ms Jakobsdottir, 44, has been Iceland's Prime Minister since 2017.

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Per CNN, the 5.6 magnitude natural disaster struck on Tuesday, 10 kilometers to the southwest of the coastal town of Hafnarfjordur, near Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík.

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. (Washington Post) The Prime Minister managed to shrug off the intrusion and finish her answer. Earthquakes are common in Iceland, and dozens of volcanoes are scattered over vast landscapes by boat.

Earlier, "FACTS" wrote that an quake of 5.9 magnitude interrupted the speech of the Prime Minister of New Zealand on the air on the coronavirus.

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