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Mysterious Iceland Earthquake Swarm Hits 9,000 In Less Than 2 Weeks
ibtimes ^ | 6/29/20 | Iņigo Monzon

Posted on 07/02/2020 1:41:37 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal

The number of earthquakes detected in Iceland has already increased to 9,000. The series of earthquakes began as scientists in the country reported signs of activity from Iceland’s most active volcano.

In its latest report, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) noted that it had detected a total of 9,000 earthquakes as of June 29. According to the agency, the earthquake swarm began on June 19 in areas northeast of Siglufjörður, which is a fishing town located on the northern coast of Iceland. Three of the earthquakes detected by the agency had magnitudes of over five.

“The earthquake swarm began on 19th of June,” the IMO stated in a report. “Around 9000 earthquakes have been detected, three of which measured greater than magnitude 5. The largest was on Sunday at 19:07 of M5.8 around 30 km [north northeast] of Siglufjörður. Other earthquakes above M5.0 were M5.6 and M5.4 and were located around 20 km [northeast] of Siglufjörður.”

The IMO believes that more earthquakes are expected to occur in the region within the next couple of days or weeks.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: earthquakes; iceland; quakes; swarm; tremors
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*The earthquake swarm in Iceland has already reached 9,000

*The earthquakes might have been caused by geothermal production

*The earthquake swarm could be related to Iceland's most active volcano

1 posted on 07/02/2020 1:41:37 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Iceland is a volcano


2 posted on 07/02/2020 1:44:52 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

When the volcano goes, it will block the air routes to the UK, and cause global cooling all over the world...

Send for Greta!


3 posted on 07/02/2020 1:44:57 PM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

There aren’t many flights in Europe to ground...and people are already wearing masks...so no big deal.


4 posted on 07/02/2020 1:45:00 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Just Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election!)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Gee, ya think? Iceland IS a volvano! Deployed there in the ‘80s and seemed like we had a noticeable quake at least once a day.


5 posted on 07/02/2020 1:47:06 PM PDT by Afterguard (Deplorable me!)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

6 posted on 07/02/2020 1:47:37 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Afterguard

One a day is a lot less than 9,000 in less than 2 weeks.

Just saying..


7 posted on 07/02/2020 1:48:11 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Like Enoch, Noah, & Lot, the True Church will soon be removed & then destruction comes forth.)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal
Got that. Those were just the ones we felt. 😉
8 posted on 07/02/2020 1:49:54 PM PDT by Afterguard (Deplorable me!)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Volcano about to go boom?


9 posted on 07/02/2020 1:50:13 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Why do they call it “mysterious”?

Just because the science of predicting earthquakes is in its infancy?

Iceland sits smack in the middle between the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate, right at the north end of the Mid-Atlantic ridge in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

There is a spot in/on Iceland where you can stand with one foot in Europe and one foot in North America. The active seismic forces at such a spot as Iceland must be naturally very great, not mysterious.

There are about 130 volcanoes in Iceland, active and inactive. Thirty active volcanic systems can be found under the island.

That there could be swarms of earthquakes on Iceland is not a mystery no matter how often or rarely such swarms occur.


10 posted on 07/02/2020 1:54:19 PM PDT by Wuli (Get)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal
I guess someone needs to post this.


11 posted on 07/02/2020 1:57:38 PM PDT by CtBigPat (2020 is becoming everything 2012 aspired to be.)
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To: butlerweave
Iceland is a volcano

It's much worse than that. Iceland sits on top of a "hot spot," volcanic plume similar to the one that powers Yellowstone. It's also directly on top of the boundary of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. When it comes to scary real estate, Iceland would be the last place on Earth where I'd consider living.

12 posted on 07/02/2020 2:00:16 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Afterguard

I hear you.
If it bleeds it leads. I thought 9,000 in less than two weeks in an astounding number. I’ve never lived in an active seismic area however. YMMV.


13 posted on 07/02/2020 2:00:35 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Like Enoch, Noah, & Lot, the True Church will soon be removed & then destruction comes forth.)
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There’s been a lot if quakes here in eastern California lately. And the full moon is coming. I know that scientists say there is no connection between the full or new moon and earthquakes but....


14 posted on 07/02/2020 2:04:00 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

They should have sold to Trump when they had the chance. The price is lower now. And if the volcano adds land we get more acreage.


15 posted on 07/02/2020 2:07:16 PM PDT by Brilliant
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Is it possible that one of Iceland’s many active volcanoes is about to erupt? The one that everyone has to monitor closely is Katla, a volcano capable of a VEI 5 eruption. That big of an eruption could cause much colder than normal winters in the Northern Hemispehre.


16 posted on 07/02/2020 2:10:07 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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17 posted on 07/02/2020 2:10:50 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.


18 posted on 07/02/2020 2:15:09 PM PDT by Mr. K (NO CONSEQUENCE OF REPEALING IT IS WORSE THAN OBAMACARE ITSELF)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Iceland. Lots of eugenicists there. And people who claim to believe in fairies.


19 posted on 07/02/2020 2:17:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: butlerweave
... Beat me to it.

Actually, Iceland is a volcano on top of a bunch of other volcano's and occasionally volcano's go off.


20 posted on 07/02/2020 2:41:35 PM PDT by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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