06:14 Rare! More than 10,000 shocks in a week Iceland official: I don’t know when to stop

More than 10,000 earthquakes have occurred in Iceland since February 24.  (AFP file photo)

More than 10,000 earthquakes have occurred in Iceland since February 24. (AFP file photo)

2021/03/03 06:14

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Update time 3/3 06:14

[Real-time news/comprehensive report]Iceland has experienced more than 10,000 earthquakes in one week since February 24, including one 5.7 Richter scale earthquake. It is the country’s most violent earthquake in recent years. Even the official Icelandic officials said frankly. “I don’t know when it will stop.”

According to a report by Radio Denmark (DR), Benedikt Halldórsson, a seismic researcher at the Iceland Meteorological Institute, said that since last Wednesday, local earthquakes have been almost uninterrupted, and they don’t know when they will stop. “Usually the strongest The earthquakes in China will happen first, and then the aftershocks will become weaker and weaker until there are no more earthquakes.” He explained, “This is the excess energy released by the earth’s crust.”

Trine Dahl-Jensen, a senior seismic researcher at the National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), pointed out that although Icelanders are used to earthquakes, even so, it is quite rare for such dense earthquakes to occur one after another. It happens only once after a few years.” In Denmark, because it is located in the middle of the continental plate, earthquakes rarely occur.

Halderson mentioned that due to the impact of the Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) epidemic, many people still stay at home and work, and local people are used to frequent earthquakes. There are heavy vases or piles of books on the shelf above the bed or seat,” and the Icelandic official report did not cause any casualties due to these more than 10,000 earthquakes.

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