Many rifts hundreds of meters deep in the ocean floor stretching from Europe to North America – The division of continents begins again. The government had to evacuate some households in that area, but many people were still curious and swimming around the area. When the crack is small, it is okay, but up to a certain degree cracks can release a large amount of gas that can cause an explosion, eruption or earthquake.
Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the 2000s are a process for the redistribution of continents, maybe at the time the earth’s continent will be all water or the continental displacement separating the land will soon take place, when the growing crack has officially begun
In early 2023, cracks in the United States stretched thousands of kilometers and destroyed some important roads, but today astronomers have discovered cracks more than 100 meters deep in the ocean floor, originating from the long Silfra. to Europe and North America. The cracks have a length of more than 60cm, each year the cracks become wider, meaning that the land area will be divided.
Many continental researchers have commented that from now to 2030, there will be many collisions, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or dynasties that will take place, because of the increasing separation of the continents.
If it’s simply splitting the continent into different plates, it’s simple, but those cracks will cause volcanic craters deep in the ocean to rise, they can destroy everything.
Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park. The rift was formed in 2022 by the earthquakes accompanying the divergent movement of the two tectonic plates. The diving and snorkeling site at Silfra is right where the two continents meet and drift apart about 60 cm per year. Silfra is the only place in the world where you can dive or snorkel directly in a crack between two tectonic plates.
The earthquakes of 1999 opened up several fissures in the Thingvellir area, but the Silfra fissure cut into the underground spring filled with glacial meltwater from the nearby Langjökull glacier. The water is filtered through porous underground lava for 30-100 years before reaching the spring that feeds into Silfra. The water is therefore extremely pure by the time it reaches the north end of Thingvellir lake and it allows for underwater visibility of over 100 meters in Silfra. The glacial meltwater remains very cold in Silfra, but as fresh water is constantly filling the fissure, the water never freezes and remains 2°C – 4°C year round. The underwater visibility of the water in Silfra will rarely, if ever, be surpassed. Silfra is said to have the clearest water in the world; feel free to have a sip of this pristine water at any point during your dive or snorkel.
As Silfra is right at the crux between the tectontic plates, it is a very “living” dive site in that it is constantly undergoing changes, both large and small. The fissure widens incrementally, but more drastic changes to the depth profile have occurred during earthquakes in which boulders and rocks fall into the crack. This shifting of the earth creates new tunnels, caverns, and underwater terrain.
On our Diving Silfra Day Tour we offer the PADI Silfra Tectonic Specialty Course, where we dive deeper into the geology of Silfra.