In response to a harrowing series of seismic events, Iceland has officially declared a “state of emergency” after being rocked by nearly 4,000 small and medium-sized earthquakes in the southwest Reykjanes Peninsula.
The strongest quake, measuring 5.2, sparked concern among authorities about possible volcanic eruptions.
A video shared by @kiddaan on Instagram shows a large crack in the center of one of Iceland's cities. It sparked widespread concern on social media.
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One of them wrote, “Sending prayers.” Another netizen said: “2012.”
Residents have been urged to remain informed and follow safety protocols as authorities work to assess and manage the evolving situation in the affected region.
The Icelandic government has issued a statement warning citizens about the ongoing seismic activity and its possible impacts.
The Icelandic Ministry of Civil Protection and Emergency Management emphasized the seriousness of the situation, stating: “The national police chief… declares a state of emergency for civil defense due to the strong earthquake (activity) in Sundhnjukagigar, north of Grindavik.”