Iceland’s prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir was interrupted during a media interview when a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the country on Tuesday.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but the tremors temporarily disrupted a session in the capital town.
“This is the biggest earthquake I’ve ever experienced,” tweeted Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, along with an image of a dropped ceiling.
MPs could be viewed freezing for many moments during live pictures on Icelandic television, and their job had been suspended for a quarter of an hour.
Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, MP for your Pirate Party, was conceived racing in the podium, while speaker Steingrímur Sigfússon encouraged other people to”just sit peacefully”.
Meanwhile, the PM Jakobsdottir was talking during a dwell Zoom occasion hosted by the Washington Post when she stopped mid-sentence in the time that the earthquake struck.
“Oh my god, there’s an earthquake,” she said on the area (in 13 minutes to the meeting ), before adding, “well, this is Iceland, sorry about that.”
After finishing the meeting, she tweeted that she expected everybody was feeling”great and constant”.
In February, New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern was likewise disrupted by an earthquake through a live television interview.
Police have warned residents in western Iceland that more quakes can follow, but scientists haven’t noted enhanced volcanic activity in the area.
Iceland’s civil defense agency said that reviews will occur to assess for possible consequences.
The volcanic island country of Iceland is among the most seismically active in the world, although most quakes are modest and do little harm.
The Alþingi – Iceland’s National Parliament – has been founded in 930 and will be the earliest surviving on the planet.