Earthquakes in the land of fire and ice and Scotland’s political tectonic plates

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Earthquakes in the land of fire and ice and Scotland’s political tectonic plates

By Russell Bruce A story caught my attention last Friday in the New York Times. For a bit over a week 18,000 earthquakes have taken place in Iceland. That is the equivalent of nearly 2 every minute of the day. Iceland sits astride two tectonic plates, the Eurasian and the North American adding extra tension to the forces still shaping the Icelandic landscape. When magma a few kilometres below the surface starts to move this causes the plates to move…

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Earthquakes in the land of fire and ice and Scotland’s political tectonic plates