As residents of Iceland continue bracing for a major volcanic eruption, the country was hit by a whopping 800 earthquakes between midnight and Wednesday morning.
- That’s the word from the Icelandic Meteorological Office, which reports most of the quakes happened “in the middle of the magma dyke at Sundhnúk,” at a depth of about 1.8 to 3.1 miles. Sundhnúk is approximately two miles northeast of Grindavík, which has been evacuated because of the potential volcanic eruption.
- Although an eruption appears to be evident, a rep for the Meteorological Office says,
“At this stage, it is not possible to determine exactly whether and where magma might reach the surface."