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Earthquakes Swarming Northern Iceland

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Source: Icelandic Met Office

Northern Iceland has suddenly become extremely active with swarms of earthquakes, many of them of sufficient magnitude to shake up the region. The earthquakes actually began yesterday, Sunday.

Excerpts from a local Icelandic volcano blog… volcanocafe.wordpress.com

Quite heavy earthquake swarm in North of Iceland…Some broken windows and Church bells ringing themselves have been reported. Hundreds of earthquakes have been recorded yesterday, last night and this morning…Activity has come in waves…


Excerpts from another local blog… jonfr.com/volcano/

At the moment there is heavy earthquake activity taking place in TFZ. With earthquakes taking place every second. Strong earthquakes taking place every 2 to 10 minutes… Earthquake activity is currently ongoing and is not expected to stop any time soon. But it might slowly decrease if there are no large earthquakes in this area in next few hours to days. But there is always more earthquake activity following stronger earthquakes in this area.

On a side note, there has been a fair amount of solar activity of late too. Nothing extreme, just moderate, and more than there has been recently.

There’s really not much else to say about it, except that when the earth rattles and rolls like this, it always serves as a reminder to be prepared. It theoretically could happen anywhere.

It could also be a sign of the Earth stressing from pressurized magma, although word has it that this is tectonic activity along the Atlantic Ridge, in a region of the world active with volcanoes.


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