December 2, 2023

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Iceland is counting the minutes waiting for a cataclysmic event

Iceland is counting the minutes waiting for a cataclysmic event

Officers Iceland A state of emergency was declared after a series of operations Earthquakes Near Jindavik, southwest of this island in the North Atlantic, it warned that it was possible Volcanic eruptionSo they ordered the evacuation of the town, 50 kilometers from the capital, Reykjavik.

“At this time, it is not possible to determine exactly where the magma will reach the surface. There are indications of significant magma movement in the area extending north from Sundjukakigar towards Grindavik.” Reported last night. Meteorological Service Iceland.

He noted, “The volume of magma involved is significantly greater than that observed in the corresponding largest magma intrusions. Rashes Fagradalsfjall”.

The symptoms observed now are similar to the first symptoms Rash The activity of this volcano in 2021 and is very similar Earth quake That was measured about a month before the eruption.

Taking the Fakradalsfjall eruption into account, the Met Office said “magma will take days (rather than hours) to reach the surface”.

Between midnight and 2:00 p.m. local time on Friday, about 800 earthquakes were measured about three kilometers north of Grindavik, nine of which were greater than magnitude 3.

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