Continental crust beneath Southeast Iceland

At Öræfajökull on the saga Island, it may be a bit of an ancient continent. The area is well known because it stands out from the rest of Icelands geological characteristics. Researchers from the Centre for Earth Development and Dynamics - CEED - have in their article in PNAS launched a theory about that the area remains of an ancient continent perhaps a bit of Greenland. The article has got attention in the media.

Figure: CEED

Figure: CEED

The article about the theory of a sunken continent under the southeast coast of Iceland are published in the American research journal; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) on 30 March 2015.


See article in

Sunket kontinent under sørøstkysten av Island,, 30.3.2015


Other In media coverage:

Forskere tror sunket kontinent ligger under Island, Dagbladet nett, 30.3.2015 & ABC nyheter, 30.3.2015 & NTB tekst, 30.3.2015

Fragment of Jan Mayen Microcontinent discovered beneath Iceland points to 'lost continents', International Business Times, 30.3.2015

Forskere tror sunket kontinent ligger under Island, Stavanger Aftenblad, 30.3.2015

Forskere tror sunket kontinent ligger under Island, Oppland Arbeidsblad, 31.3.2015

Her kan det ligge et sunket kontinent, Agderposten, 1.4.2015

Mikrokontinent hittad på Island, Svenska dagbladet, seksjon Nyheter og seksjon Verden, 1.4.2015

Försvunnen kust låg under Island, Sydsvenskan, 1.4.2015

Sunket kontinent under Island, Fædrelandsvennen, 13.4.2015

Ny teori: Island ligger oven på sunket mikrokontinent,, 14.4.2015

This list is not Complete.


Reference article in PNAS:

Torsvik, T.H et al. 2015: Continental crust beneath southeast IcelandPNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1423099112.


Published Mar. 31, 2015 1:55 PM - Last modified Aug. 3, 2016 8:29 PM