Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Icelandic Earthquakes are a little stronger

There seems to be an increase in the strength of the quakes that are happening along the southern part of the line, initially focussed on the Reykjanes Ridge, but now apparently spreading further north. Although it looks intense, remember the scale over which the events are happening. And also remember that these indicate some movement, so that those parts next to them that don't move will build up stress that must, ultimately, be relieved.

Figure 1. Earthquakes in Iceland in the 48 hours before May 10,2014 (Icelandic Met Office)

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