New Delhi: The incidence of earthquakes is constantly increasing in many countries of the world. In this series, people’s anxiety has increased due to the continuous earthquakes in Iceland. The scene in Iceland looks like the destruction shown in the movies. Roads are torn like pieces of paper. Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jacobsdottir has urged people to seek safe places. In fact, the Reykjanes Peninsula has seen a series of seismic activity.
He was quoted by the Daily Star as saying, ‘As we can all imagine, asking people to leave their homes in a very short period of time is a big decision. We all feel how heavy this uncertainty will be on them. While prioritizing public safety, efforts are being made to create space for residents to carry essential items into the building. The Icelandic Meteorological Service detected around 900 earthquakes between midnight and noon on Monday (November 13).
Newly captured footage and photos clearly show emerging cracks. The earthquake has raised concerns among experts about a possible eruption of the Fagradalsfjal volcano.
Located between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, a state of emergency has been declared in the country.
The fishing community of the town of Grindavik was evacuated, allowing its 4,000 residents to temporarily return on Monday to collect essential supplies. Commenting on a post on social media platform X, a person said, “This looks like a scene from the movie 2012”.
First published: November 15, 2023, 11:43 IST