Author Archives: Jón Frímann

Minor earthquake swarm in Katla volcano

Yesterday (18-February-2019) a earthquake swarm took place in Katla volcano. This is the first earthquake swarm in Katla volcano for a long time and it is unusual how early this activity starts. Earthquake swarm in Katla volcano. Copyright of this … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm in Reykjanes volcano (south end of Reykjanes peninsula)

Today (6-February-2019) a earthquake swarm started in Reykanes volcano on Reykjanes peninsula. Last documented eruption in this volcano took place in the year 1926 according to Global Volcanism Program. It was most likely out in the ocean far from the … Continue reading

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Fresh earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano (week 6)

During the night of 4-February-2019 a earthquake with the magnitude of 2,6 took place in Öræfajökull volcano. This earthquake was the start of an earthquake swarm that is currently ongoing. Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs … Continue reading

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Strong earthquake swarm south of Jan Mayen (Norway)

During early morning of 2-January-2019 a strong earthquake swarm took place south of Jan Manyen (Norway) or about 350 km north of Kolbeinsey island. I don’t know if there are any volcanoes in this area, but it is possible. This … Continue reading

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Magnitude 3,4 earthquake just off Surtsey island (Vestmannaeyjar volcano)

During the night (31-January-2019) a magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place close to Surtsey island (Vestmannaeyjar volcano). According to Icelandic Met Office this is the largest earthquake in this location since 1992. The earthquake activity close to Surtsey island. Copyright of … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm in Torfajökull volcano

Today (27-January-2019) at 10:01 UTC an earthquake swarm started in Torfajökull volcano, western part of the caldera. Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 3,7 and was felt on nearby farms. There are no tourists in this area … Continue reading

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Minor earthquake swarm in Krýsuvík volcano

During the night (26-January-2019) a small earthquake swarm took place in Krýsuvík volcano. Largest earthquake had a magnitude of 3,0. Other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity in Krýsuvík volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met … Continue reading

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Two earthquake swarms on Reykjanes ridge

During the week there has been a small earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge, mostly close to the coastline. The first earthquake swarm is closer to the coastline and largest earthquake so far had a magnitude of 3,0 at 14:31 … Continue reading

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Fresh earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano

Today (6-January-2019). Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,4. Other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office. This earthquake swarm seems to be ongoing. … Continue reading

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Magnitude 4,4 earthquake in Hengill volcano (tectonic earthquake)

During the night of 30-December-2018 at 02:54 UTC an magnitude 4,4 earthquake took place in Hengill volcano. This earthquake was felt over a wide area. Largest aftershock had a magnitude of 2,2 so far. The earthquake (green star) in Hengill … Continue reading

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