Latest Iceland Rumbling: 23,000 Earthquakes since October in an area with an estimated 130 volcanos

Important Takeaways:

  • 23,000 Earthquakes in Just Weeks Raise Fears of Volcanic Eruption
  • Iceland has recorded thousands of earthquakes, localized in the Reykjanes Peninsula, in recent days, with the Nordic country evacuating its famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa amid fears of a possible volcanic eruption.
  • The effects of the recent earthquakes were felt as far as Borgarnes town, 51 kilometers (~32 miles) away from the peninsula. The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) has documented more than 23,000 tremors since October, including an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on November 2nd, the largest spike in activity since tremors began.
  • The Reykjanes Peninsula laid dormant for an estimated 800 years before an eruption in 2021. There are around 130 volcanoes across the island nation, most of which are active.

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