In the past two years there have been two eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula – the southwestern tip of Iceland
100,000 flights were canceled after the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption in April 2010
During the years 2021 and 2022, lava erupted near Mount Fagradalsfjall.
Iceland. In the past 24 hours, 2,200 earthquakes have been recorded in Iceland, a country in northwestern Europe. Since then, the whole country has been in panic. Earthquakes Earthquakes were felt in the vicinity of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) has warned that this is a sign that the volcano could soon erupt.
According to news in HT, IMO said shaking started under Mount Fagradalsfjal around 4 p.m. The mountain sits on top of a volcano that has had two eruptions in the past two years on the Reykjanes Peninsula – the southwestern tip of Iceland.
The agency said around 2,200 earthquakes were detected and the largest quakes were felt in the southwestern part of Iceland. It has been said that there is a possibility of more seismic activity.
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Meanwhile, in April 2010, 100,000 flights were canceled after a massive eruption at the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. In which more than 10 million passengers were stranded, which was the largest peacetime air traffic disruption until the Covid outbreak. During the years 2021 and 2022, lava erupted near Mount Fagradalsfjall.
Europe’s most vulnerable country to volcanic eruptions
Let’s say Iceland is considered to be in an earthquake-prone area anyway. Where there are usually 1000 earthquakes per year. Along with this, this country is also considered the most sensitive in all of Europe for the occurrence of volcanic eruptions. Minor incidents of volcanic eruption occur here every 5 years. Although the good thing is that people here have already been prepared for earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Heavy goods are not kept high in the houses here so that no one gets hurt if the goods fall over when vibrating.
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FIRST POST: July 06, 2023, 12:19 p.m. HST