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I just heard this on BBC news 24 - but on first look could not find article as yet.
Quake occurred at apx 4pm GMT
Originally posted by jhill76
Is this normal to be having this many tornadoes and earthquakes?
Over the past 500 years, Iceland's volcanoes have erupted a third of the total global lava output. Although the Laki eruption in 1783 had the largest eruption of lava in the last 500 years, the Eldgjá eruption of 934 AD and other Holocene eruptions were even larger.
A spokesman for Iceland's Institute of Earth Sciences said the country had been expecting further quakes after a series of tremors in the same area in 2000.
Did everyone forget about Quake Watch 2008?
Even if it was a 6.7, it is not all that major to warrant a thread, imo, but whatever gets you off.
The local færøyske the Directorate for Energy and the geology is warning residents of the village to go down to the fjord.
On Wednesday afternoon began the sea in the fjord in Hvannasund to cradle sharply back and forth, despite the fact that the weather was fine and without that there was any wind in the area. Up until then had been the fjord blikkstille.
Over the next hour rock sea higher and higher, and at a time traveled the sea more than 3 meters above kaikanten. Boats were thrown against the wharfside, and when the sea pulled back, could see the seabed where the fish lay and flop.
-- We do not know what happened. Atfydd there has been a major fjellskred in the area that has fallen down on the large depth, "says Lis Mortensen, head of department and naturgeograf in the Faroe Islands directorate for energy and geology.
-- However, more men have been in the area of the boat just before it began, and no one has noticed something fjellskred, "she says. The Directorate, therefore, set up research to clarify the incident.
Mortensen reports that she has heard about a similar case in the early 1950s.
The population warned against going down to the fjord, because the sea began to rock again a few hours after the first, powerful incident was over. Also, several other locations north of the Faroe Islands, it is reported about the powerful waves in the sea on Wednesday afternoon.
Originally posted by apex
Atfydd there has been a major fjellskred in the area that has fallen down on the large depth