This is Iceland

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❝ I am one of the many people who are in love with the sparse, hypnotic and majestic landscape of Iceland and its wonderful people. In case, you need more convincing, check out this website and some stunning photographs. Then pack your bags and go visit. It might be cold in winters, but still stark and amazing. Iceland haunts me!

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7 thoughts on “This is Iceland

  1. Viðvörun says:

    More than 17,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the southwest of Iceland, in the Reykjanes Peninsula, in a little over a week. People living in the area have been advised to be extra careful due to dangers of landslides and rockfall. Many of the larger earthquakes have even been felt in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík—where over half of the population lives—which lies only 27 kilometers (about 17 miles) away.
    This has led to heightened concerns about the effects of even larger earthquakes, and also of a possible eruption from the Krýsuvík volcanic system in the area.
    On March 3, concern rose sharply as a type of earthquake activity characteristic of the movement of magma was detected, indicating that an eruption might be imminent.
    See Icelandic Met office:

    • FYI says:

      (click to enlarge) This picture shows the location where the magma chamber is forming under the earth’s crust. When magma flows into the sedimentary strata and forms magma tunnels, as is currently the case in the area of unrest between Keilir and Fagradalsfjall, pressure is formed in the earth’s crust. This creates tension on the east and west sides of the area of unrest.
      Please see the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) Twitter account for the latest info on earthquakes.

  2. KUDOS IMO says:

    (March 20, 2021): “Here Are Some Incredible Photos Of The Iceland Volcano Eruption”
    “After a series of earthquakes in Iceland, the long-dormant volcano Fagradalsfjall erupted on Friday night. The volcano is located nearly 40 miles outside of Reykjavik, the nearest city and the country’s capital, and didn’t threaten any lives or infrastructure damage.
    “Currently, gas pollution is not expected to cause much discomfort for people except close up to the source of the eruption,” tweeted the Icelandic Meteorological Service this morning. “The gas emissions will be monitored closely.”
    old Norse linguist’s pronunciation of Fagradalsfjall (the 2021 Icelandic volcano)

  3. p/s says:

    Iceland Is the Tip of a Vast Lost Continent Beneath the Ocean’s Surface, Scientists Propose A vast sunken continent called “Icelandia” may exist under the North Atlantic Ocean, a finding that, if proven, could upend long-standing assumptions about the region’s geological history and inform the search for other submerged continents around the globe.
    “Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet. Over 80 percent of that ocean floor remains undiscovered, uncharted, and unmapped. Meaning, majority of our planet is unexplored. As for Mars, 100 percent of the surface has been mapped.”

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