With Iceland being located on the junction of the Eurasian and North American Tectonic plates, large parts of the country are volcanically active. Some of the volcanoes even erupt with somewhat regular intervals. Consequently the Icelandic Meteorological Office keeps a close watch on all seismoligical activity in Iceland. The image from their website shows the current and last 48 hours’ level of activity with yesterday’s large earthquake, magnitude of 6.1 – 6.3, literally off the chart. The green stars on the map represent quakes over 3 on the Richter scale.
Authorities don’t expect more big quakes but as evident by the chart, the earth is still moving under the shaken population of Selfoss, Hveragerdi and surrounding area, many of which have moved out of their seriously damaged homes.
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