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In Iceland, for 10 days occurred about 4.5 thousand earthquakes

NEWS PLANET 29.06.2020 at 08:43

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On 19 June in Iceland began the seismic activity that resulted in the ongoing earthquake swarms. Seismologists have counted 4.5 thousand aftershocks, according to the portal WWW.PLANETANOVOSTI.COM.

the Seismic activity is observed in one point and going on short waves that is of short duration tremors occur regularly in a given area. According to experts, this pattern may persist for even weeks and months.

the Seismographs started to signal a changed environment on 19 June in the area of the village Siglufordur, which is located in the North-East of Iceland. It was here that was one of the strongest aftershocks. Scientists have counted more than a thousand, the maximum magnitude did not exceed 5 points. Monitor the situation of the Icelandic meteorological office. It reported that there was one push force 5,8 points 21.

it is Known that the earthquake was felt by almost all citizens living in the North of the country. Experts do not exclude that in the near future the situation may escalate.

it Should be noted that earthquake began almost immediately after scientists suggested a new eruption of the volcano, called Grimsvotn, is located in the South of the state. Last time the ash emissions occurred in the spring of 2011. Experts say that it is coincidence: because of the remoteness of the volcano's activity could not cause tremors in the North.

While that people are in no danger, but the situation may change at any time. There is no technology that would allow to predict the earthquake. Authorities urged citizens to be prepared for any eventuality. Dangerous aftershocks, which is equal to or exceeds 7 points. Anything below that can only lead to a staggering objects on the walls and falling loose things.