Iceland Earthquakes: declares emergency over volcano threat

In this article, we will talk about the Iceland Earthquakes. Iceland’s southwestern Reykjanes peninsula was shaken by several strong earthquakes, raising fears of a possible volcanic explosion and the country announcing a state of emergency on November 10. Since the news has come on the internet it circulated on many social media. Now many people are searching for this news on the internet as they are super curious to know about the whole information about the news. Here we have more information about the news and we will share it with you in this article, so let’s continue the article.

Iceland Earthquakes

Iceland Earthquakes

Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management stated in the statement ” The national police chief… says a state of emergency for civil defense because of the intense earthquake (activity) at Sundhjukagigar, north of Grindavik”. The administration warned that the tremors could escalate, leading to a volcanic eruption. The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) indicated that an explosion might happen, in several days. Thousands of people are searching the news as they are super curious to know about the whole information. You are on the right page for more information about the news, so please read the complete article.

Evacuation Plans in Place

Grindavik, housing around 4,000 residents, lies three kilometers southwest of the earthquake epicenter. The village has evacuation plans ready in case of an explosion. Two important earthquakes, with a magnitude of 5.2 north of Grindavik have been felt as far as Reykjavik, 40 kilometers away. A road to Grindavik was closed because of quake damage. The IMO noted more than 24,000 tremors on the peninsula since late October, with almost 800 earthquakes documented on Friday alone. Magma accumulation at a depth of around five km raises concerns about the possibility of a volcanic eruption. You are on the correct page for more information about the news, so please read the complete article.

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Precautionary Measures and Assistance

Emergency covers unlock in Grindavik, with the patrol vessel Thor deployed for security. The Civil Protection Department also confirmed information centers in three locations to aid those on the move. The Blue Lagoon, a well-known tourist destination near Grindavik, shut as a precaution. The Svartengi geothermal plant, providing electricity and water to 30,000 citizens, started contingency plans. Here we have shared all the information that we had if we get any information then we will update you soon. Stay tuned to us for more updates.

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