Swarm in Iceland recorded 451 earthquakes in 48 hours

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Swarm in Iceland recorded 451 earthquakes in 48 hours


Credit: icelandic Met Office

At 3:25 (Italian time) last night, a strong earthquake measuring 5.2 rocked Iceland. The earthquake occurred about 10 kilometers deep with the epicenter in the sea, where the city closest to the epicenter are Siglufjörður about 15 kilometers, 75 kilometers and Akureyri. In fact the island is affected by an earthquake swarm evident , whose shock cited it represents the most intense. The Icelandic Met Office website lists well 451 earthquakes since Saturday, including 20 with a magnitude of less than 1, 204 including up from magnitude 1.2, 206 between a magnitude of 2.3, and 53 of magnitude greater than the third. The situation is constantly monitored by the competent authorities. Iceland is located on geological fracture of the mid-Atlantic. It 'a land of ice and volcanoes, which is why also called the land of ice and fire. The presence of cracks and canyons of all shapes and sizes, caused incessant geothermal activity, means that the presence of waterfalls formed by the water of the many rivers and streams that flow from the glaciers to the ocean is almost infinite, there are more ten thousand all over.