Natural disaster hits Iceland as country's prime minister is on live TV

Prime Minister's Live Interview Suspended Due to Icelandic Earthquake

A video was shared on YouTube featuring Jakobsdóttir speaking about the way her country has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir was being interviewed on live television from her home when everything around her started shaking.

Iceland is located on a number of fault zones and Icelanders are used to earthquakes.

The 44-year-old grabbed hold of a desk, her eyes wide and gasping as she looked around at the shuddering room. Sorry, there is an quake now. Wow ...

"I am perfectly fine, the house is still strong". And then we had an natural disaster. (Washington Post) The Prime Minister managed to shrug off the intrusion and finish her answer.

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The large natural disaster shook south-western Iceland on Tuesday according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

According to Volcano Discovery, in addition to seismological activity, the area is also a volcanic hotspot.

However, per CNN, this isn't the first time a world leader has had a speech interrupted by a seismic event.

In May, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed lifting the coronavirus restrictions When an quake of magnitude 5.8 occurred near the capital Wellington.

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