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Rock and Roll in Iceland

The Land of 20,000 Earthquakes

Mount Keilir, Iceland (Modified by ArcheanWeb) — Original Credit: Photo by Sigurdur Fjalar Jonsson on Unsplash

Iceland made the news last week with 20,000 earthquakes in 10 days. A whopping 3,100 of them occurred in one forty-eight-hour period. Granted, most of them were tremors instead of quakes, but 63 of the 3,100 were magnitude 3 or higher. Still, 20,000 is a lot, and given Iceland’s propensity for volcanic activity, perhaps the latest shaking gives pause for concern…

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William House

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