2021-02-25

Volcanic activity increased due to earthquake in Iceland, tremor felt in capital Reykjavik

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China News Service, February 25. According to a report by the Central News Agency, the Icelandic government stated that a strong earthquake shook southwestern Iceland including the Icelandic capital Reykjavík on February 24, causing increased volcanic activity. Fortunately, no serious casualties or losses were caused.

Volcanic activity increased due to earthquake in Iceland, tremor felt in capital Reykjavik

According to the United States Geological Survey According to website news, at about 18:17 on February 24th, Beijing time, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred in southwestern Iceland. The epicenter was 5 kilometers southeast of Vogar and the focal depth was 10 kilometers. The Icelandic authorities were at 10:05 GMT 24th. Measured a magnitude 5.7 earthquake.

According to reports, the epicenter of the earthquake was near Mount Keilir, a 378-meter-high hill located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, about 30 kilometers south of Reykjavik ( Reykjanes Peninsula).

It is reported that after the earthquake, the local area can still feel many shocks, of which more than a dozen aftershocks have a magnitude of more than 4. By noon local time, the shaking continued.

Kristin Jonsdottir, the seismic hazard coordinator of the Iceland Meteorological Agency, said: “We all know this is an area with intensive (earthquake) activity, but I (in Reykjavik) ) I have never experienced or felt so many strong earthquakes in such a short period of time. This is very unusual.”

The report pointed out that the Icelandic Meteorological Administration has classified the Krysuvik volcano where the earthquake occurred. The system’s aviation warning color is graded from green to yellow, indicating “signs of increased volcano activity and higher than the known background level”. But the volcano has no signs of eruption.