According to the University of Chile, 30,000 earthquakes have been observed in Antarctica since the end of August. This was reported by Reuters, citing a statement by scientists from the University of Chile, as well as the National Seismological Center of Chile.
It is noted that small earthquakes were mostly found in the Straits of Bransfield, between the southern Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
“Most of the seismicity is concentrated at the beginning of the sequence, mainly during the month of September, with more than a thousand earthquakes a day,” the center said.
“According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the period 2014-2019 is the warmest in the history of the observations,” reads the message.
Moreover, the WMO is concerned by the reduction of the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland as it may exacerbate the rise of the sea-level in the future.