Iceland Declares State Of Emergency after 800 Earthquakes Hit in Last 14 Hours

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Published: November 11,2023 01:47 PM
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The authorities closed the Blue Lagoon landmark due to increased seismic activity

November 11, 2023: Iceland declared a state of emergency on Friday after around 800 powerful earthquake hit within 14 hours. The earthquakes raised fears of a volcanic eruption in southwestern town of Grindavík.



AS per sources, the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management of Iceland said, "The National police chief ... declares a state of emergency for civil defence due to the intense earthquake (activity) at Sundhnjukagigar, north of Grindavik."



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According to the Icelandic Met Office, around 1400 earthquakes were measured in 24 hours and the authorities closed the Blue Lagoon landmark due to increased seismic activity.