Iceland Declares Emergency Over Fears of Volcanic Eruption

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Iceland Declares Emergency Over Fears of Volcanic Eruption
  • November 11, 2023
  • 2:30 PM CST
  • Lisa Marie Platske

Iceland has declared a state of emergency after several earthquakes raised concerns about possible volcanic eruptions.

The government has issued a threat alert and has ordered residents to leave the southern town of Grindavík to avoid civilian harm.

Iceland Declares Emergency Over Fears of Volcanic Eruption

❗️Volcano Alert: U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland November 10, 2023

Location: Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest Iceland

Event: Earthquakes and indications of volcanic activity have increased in the Reykjanes Peninsula southwest of Reykjavik.

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— U.S. Embassy Iceland (@usembreykjavik) November 10, 2023

1,485 Earthquakes in 48 Hours

According to official stats, 1485 earthquakes have hit the region in the last 48 hours.

The c said volcanic magma has accumulated 3 miles beneath the ground, due to which earthquakes have become frequent.

“You should monitor local media for updates and follow the authorities,” the threat alert suggested.

U.S. Embassy Issues Volcanic Alert

The U.S. The Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland, has urged its citizens to remain vigilant and not go near threatening regions.

The statement urged U.S. citizens to follow local media for updates regarding the situation and wear facemasks.

“If an eruption occurs, follow the instructions of Icelandic authorities”. The statement said.

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