Frederick Holm has lived in Reykjavik for nearly 20 years and is thus accustomed to the shaking of the earth. When he and co-worker Amy Clifton discovered an earthquake, they decided to move from Reykjavik to the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the earthquake was stronger.
It describes how they just passed a ramp to look at rocks that collapsed when the earthquake struck.
– As if an explosion hit the hills. Everything came towards us. Frederick says the first thing I thought of was going back and trying to turn the camera on.
Measured in the tens of thousands
Frederick predicted an earthquake of about 5.0 on the Richter scale, but the one that did was much stronger than that with a magnitude of 5.4. Thus the earthquake was the second strongest earthquake measured since earthquakes began in Iceland on February 24.
Since then, the Icelandic Meteorological Institute has counted earthquakes in the tens of thousands. Most of them are small, but even the heaviest of them are many. In the first week alone, about 30 earthquakes of magnitude 4 were measured.
Icelandic geologists are now closely following developments due to fears of earthquakes or stronger volcanic eruptions. Frederick Holm in Reykjavik says he’s more curious about earthquakes than it bothered her, but there are those who have been injured more than others.
People who live in Grindavik cannot sleep and are not relaxed because it is disturbed and shaken all the time. Frederick says people experienced symptoms of seasickness due to the earthquake.
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