Earthquakes in Iceland

Earthquakes in Iceland

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.

Iceland Looks to Remain a Popular Destination for Americans

Iceland Looks to Remain a Popular Destination for Americans

Research based on online searches by Americans indicates that Iceland will remain a popular destination for American tourists after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

For several years, the largest group of tourists visiting Iceland has been US citizens. Iceland is a beautiful country of 360,000 people in the North Atlantic Ocean.

One article claims that Iceland is the ‘most godless nation in Europe.’ Please pray for the work of the gospel in this country.

5.6 Earthquake Hits Iceland

5.6 Earthquake Hits Iceland

Iceland is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, meaning it has many earthquakes each year. This week, Iceland was hit with a 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake.

Epoch Times reported that there were no injuries, but the Prime Minister paused mid-sentence when the quake struck during her live Zoom event. The Iceland Met Office warned residents in western Iceland that more quakes could follow.

According to the Bible, there is coming a final day of judgment on the earth in which God will shake heaven and earth. The only hope for the people of Iceland and all mankind is to be part of a kingdom which cannot be moved, a kingdom that is built on Jesus Christ (Hebrew 11:25-28).

Please pray for labourers to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nearly 400,000 people of Iceland.