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Carlos B. says:
March 6, 2012 at 12:10
I sent an invitatión to Oscar who is a spanish geologyst working at Iceland for joining with us…
I think Oscar is not working yet in his discipline but it doesn´t mind…
If Oscar joint us I am sure he shall find a comfortable place to stay with many Icelanders here.
We are talking about the movements at Iceland the last week.
This is what Óscar telling me:
“The night we had a few earthquakes low-medium magnitude in different parts of Iceland. The first thing to tell you that all of them were located in areas where the dorsal meso-Atlantic … that is where you separate the American and European plate. There were 3 that in Reykjanes peninsula predujeron, about 20 km from Reykjavik (remember that the opening of the dorsar is just 20 km from reykajvik) and as a curiosity to tell which stood next to a ski resort. Just about 10 km, in the opening direction (direction NE) is a leading geothermal station for a while getting water on earth, and that is producing earthquakes because the crack is opening and put water on earth is swells are very low magnitude earthquakes, and last less than a second, but a people called Hvragerði I can (well known for its river of hot water, where you can swim safely) have quedajo a little, because good 2×3′s annoying that every move you up the house.
Then another series of earthquakes was on the north, were at sea, and on that area, more of the same, is where is located the ridge, and has also been at sea, so no one felt it.
Just let you know about terromotos southern Iceland, there are a few home with some damage, but from what I have understood are very old houses (here all buildings must be built following a seismic-resistant standards)
for anything, feel free to write again.”