Three earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 or larger have hit the area around Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier in the last 24 hours. In the past days, earthquakes around magnitude 5.0 have occurred in the area at an interval of approximately 30 hours.
News 2014 - October
The contest between Iceland and Sweden was as narrow as it could be in the women’s final at TeamGym2014 in Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll arena yesterday. Less than one point separated the winner from the runner-up with Sweden beating the two-time standing champion.
The results of a new study on two large earthquakes in North Iceland in 2012 and 2013 indicate that changes in the chemical composition of groundwater in areas prone to earthquakes may be used to predict large earthquakes and to improve knowledge of processes in the earth’s crust.
Sweden stood up as winner of the 2014 European TeamGym Championships’ women’s final after a first-class performance in Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll arena today. As Sweden narrowly beat Iceland in the qualifications, it was clear that the two teams would fight for the gold.
Progressive Party MP Karl Garðasson declared at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, on Wednesday that RÚV, the national broadcasting service, was essentially “bankrupt,” and that courage is needed to review its operations.
Sixty-five-year-old surgeon Höskuldur Kristvinsson became the first Icelander to complete a triple iron man in the Triple ANVIL competition in Virginia October 9-11. He swam 11.8 km (7.6 miles), cycled 540 km and ran 126.6 km.
GáF, a company founded by municipalities in North Iceland to buy a piece of land at Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum and lease it to Chinese tycoon Huang Nubo, is ISK 10 million (USD 83,000, EUR 66,000) in debt.
The Icelandic Ministry of Industries and Innovation has made an agreement with the Icelandic Genetic Resource Council to boost goat farming in Iceland. ISK 7 million (USD 57,000, EUR 46,000) will be invested in the project over the next three years.