- strike /strahyk/
- intense /in-TENS/
- administration /ad-min-uh-STEY-shuhn/
- crack /krak/
- deputy /DEP-yuh-tee/
[verb] – to cause a person or place to suffer severely from the effects of something very unpleasant that happens suddenly
They predict that a large earthquake will strike the west coast before the end of the decade.
[adjective] – extreme and forceful or (of a feeling) very strong
He suddenly felt an intense pain in his back.
[noun] – the people in an organization who manage its business and operations
The school administration made the decision to cancel the tour.
[noun] – a very narrow space between parts of something
The dry ground had developed cracks.
[adjective] – relating to a person who is given the power to act instead of, or to help do the work of, another person
You will be required to act as a deputy manager in the sales department.
The quakes have caused little harm; however, Iceland’s Road and Coastal Administration has confirmed minor cracks in local roads and rockfalls on steep slopes near the swarm’s epicenter. Reykjavik resident Auður Alfa Ólafsdóttir said that she had experienced earthquakes before but never so many in a row and it was very unusual to feel the Earth shake 24 hours a day for a whole week. She added that it made her feel very small and powerless against nature. Locals in Grindavk, a fishing town, have witnessed the tremors firsthand. Páll Valur Björnsson, who teaches at the local College of Fisheries and is a deputy member of Parliament, said that experiencing continuous earthquakes was difficult but he “had to learn to live with it.”
True or False:
- 170,000 earthquakes have struck the southwestern area of Reykjanes.
- The biggest earthquake to date struck on February 24 in Iceland.
- Auður Alfa Ólafsdóttir is a local of Reykjavik.
- Páll Valur Björnsson is a teacher at the local College of Fisheries.
- Auður Alfa Ólafsdóttir said that it was unusual in Iceland to experience earthquakes every day for a whole week.
Situation: You are tasked to report about the earthquakes occurring in Iceland.
Question: What were the opinions of Reykjavik’s residents about what happened?
Express Your Opinion:
- ”People are not killed by earthquakes alone, but by collapsed buildings.” ― Shigeru Ban
- “Nature has a myriad of weapons to combat human arrogance.”
― Wayne Gerard Trotman
- “Earthquake reminder: the place which you think you own is not actually yours.”
― Nitya Prakash