The Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland has been experiencing near-daily earthquakes, leaving the population feeling uneasy. Iceland’s prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, announced that a response team had been formed and they are preparing to deal with the possibility of a volcanic eruption. Just last year, the people of Iceland witnessed earthquakes in Geldingadalur which resulted in a volcanic eruption in Fagradalsfjall, so they are understandably nervous about the duration of the quakes this year.
Iceland, nicknamed the “land of fire and ice,” contains 32 volcanic systems which work to make Iceland famous for its geothermal pools and hot springs. The island nation sits atop the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, whose shifting accounts for the large number of earthquakes felt regularly.
With a population of just over 343,000, Iceland is a relatively small nation. However, of those 343,000, only 3% would consider themselves evangelical Christians. At 5%, the Norse religion of ásatrú has more followers than Christ. Please pray for the Icelandic people and for Christians to carry the Gospel to this small nation.