Thursday, February 15, 2018

400 earthquakes detected at Grímsey island in last twelve hours

Since midnight an earthquake swarm has struck at the island of Grímsey off the north coast of Iceland. The largest quakes were at 3.2 on the Richter scale. No signs of volcanic unrest says the Iceland Met Office.
The earthquake originate in a caldera in the ocean west of the Skjálfandi deep. There is no sign of the earthquakes stopping yet.
Yesterday, the same source reported....
The storms are hitting Iceland relentlessly it seems and this morning the Iceland Met Offie put out an orange alert for South and South East Iceland. The no.1 road between Hvolsvöllur and Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is closed. All traffic through Hellisheiði and Kjalarnes has also been put to a stop.
All flights to the Westman Islands have been cancelled.
Einnig hefur verið lokað á umferð um Hellisheiði og Kjalarnes og þá hefur flugi til Vestmannaeyja verið aflýst.
This is no weather for travel states the Iceland Met Office. The storm is accompanied by snow and there is no visibility. Windspeeds could go u to 50 m/s.
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