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Rocks Hurled by Earthquake Examined

Employees of the Icelandic Meteorological Office examined rocks, which were displaced by the earthquake on May 29, in Ölfus district in south Iceland last weekend. The largest rock measured 50 cubic meters and was hurled 370 meters.

The rock originated from the southern slope of Mt. Ingólfsfjall, Morgunbladid reports.

The Meteorological Office employees measured the size of the largest rocks that were displaced in the earthquake and marked their locations.

The largest rock left distinctive marks in the grass and cut through a fence easily, so it was lucky that a car wasn’t passing by at the time of the earthquake.

A series of earthquakes were detected in south Iceland on May 29, the largest of which measured 6.3 on the Richter scale. Their source was in the western part of Mt. Ingólfsfjall.

Click here to read more about the effect of the earthquakes.

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