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Furman’s Hunt explains seismic activity in Iceland

Emma Hunt (left) with Connor Gregory ’24 (center) and Reagan Ogburn ’24 (right). Photo: WYFF News 4.

Last updated November 20, 2023

By Tina Underwood

A raft of seismic activity in southern Iceland, a clue to impending volcanic eruptions, has drawn public concern and attention from the media. WYFF News 4 Meteorologist Griffin Hardy turned to Furman University’s Emma Hunt, an assistant professor of Earth sciences, to help explain the phenomenon. Hunt took 18 students to Iceland for a three-week May Experience expedition. Two of the students, Connor Gregory ’24 and Reagan Ogburn ’24, appeared on camera to offer their impressions of “the land of fire and ice.”

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