Earthquakes

In this adventurist landscape of lava rocks and strangely shaped mountains live many things that humans can’t explain so easily. Trolls lived

Earthquakes

In this adventurist landscape of lava rocks and strangely shaped mountains live many things that humans can’t explain so easily. Trolls lived in Iceland for centuries. Some of them where nice and gentle, while others where angry and evil. All of them had though in common to be very big and clumsy. All the tremors in Iceland used to be remarks of the trolls wondering about in this strange landscape. Today there are other explanations… Tremor and earthquakes are quite common in Iceland and often before eruptions while the magma is moving into the magma chambers inside the volcano, then the ground rise and shake. But north of Iceland and also through the south part of the island is a fault in the crack, That fault is causing the tectonic plates to rub against each other while the North Atlantic Ridge is opening up, like is happening in the San Andreas in San Francisco at the west cost of North America. This builds up big forces between the plates and when that pressure goes off it causes big earthquakes in these 2 places in Iceland. Evidence of these big earthquakes is visible both in north and the south of the island. This happens on average every 100 years or so, the last big earthquake in the south of Iceland happened in the year 2008 and was measured 6.2 on the Richter scale. No living Trolls have been seen for many years. But they are here! Every day, scientists detect by their meters some minor tremors all over the island while the Trolls are wandering about

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