There have been 17,000 earthquakes in Iceland in the past week

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Earthquakes are a daily occurrence in Iceland as there are live volcanoes. However, the number of earthquakes in a week is very unusual. The earth seems to be shaking for 24 hours.

An unusual weekend in the Arctic island nation of Iceland. There have been about 17,000 earthquakes in the country in the last one week.

The US media reported the information on CNN last Wednesday.

According to the news report, earthquakes are a daily occurrence in Iceland as there are live volcanoes. However, the number of earthquakes in a week is very unusual.

The country’s meteorological department said there were about 17,000 earthquakes in the Reykjavik region of southwestern Iceland last week.

The worst earthquake was on February 24. Its magnitude was 5.6 on the Richter scale. The capital, Reykjavভk, and its environs were shaken. Two-thirds of the country’s total population lives here.

After that, there were 5 magnitude earthquakes on 27 February and 1 March.

The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

“I’ve been to a lot of earthquakes before, but I’ve never been to one,” Adur Alfa Olafsadati, a resident of Reykjavভk, told CNN.

“It’s as if the earth is shaking 24 hours a day,” he said. The whole week has passed like this. You feel very helpless to nature. ‘

“Such an experience has never happened before,” Paul Valor Johnson, a teacher and deputy member of parliament for the coastal town of Grindavic, told reporters. I was not scared but quite uncomfortable. I woke up twice at night because of the earthquake. ‘

“Earthquakes can happen, big earthquakes can happen, but it’s very unusual to have an earthquake for such a long time,” said Parvaldur Povarson, a professor of volcanology at the University of Iceland. The quake has been going on for about a week. ‘

“I’m trying to figure out why this is happening,” he said.

Local officials feared an eruption in such an unusual event.

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