More than 50,000 earthquakes have been recorded in Iceland over the past three weeks.
It is reported by the BBC.
This unusual activity indicates an impending volcanic eruption. Scientists do not know when it will happen, and Icelanders at this time are learning to live with the tremors of the earth.
“A lot of people are awakened by an earthquake. Some of them were over 5 magnitudes. This is very unusual. I don’t think anyone remembers anything like that,” says Elisabeth Palmadottir of the Icelandic Meteorological Service.
The zone of seismic activity is located 30 kilometers from the capital of Reykjavik. Icelanders are used to volcanic eruptions, but they haven’t occurred in the area for hundreds of years.
Recall that the eruption just south of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010 led to the cancellation of thousands of flights across Europe through thick clouds of ash and smoke.
In October, a video interview with Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir for the American edition was interrupted by a 5-point earthquake.