Category Archives: Reykjanes Ridge

Strong earthquake swarm on Reykjanes Ridge yesterday (02.03.2017)

Yesterday (02.March.2017) there was an strong earthquake swarm on Reykjanes Ridge. This earthquake swarm took place around 540 km away from the coast of Iceland. The largest earthquake had the magnitude of 4,9 (EMSC information here), the second largest earthquake … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes Ridge

Yesterday (12.02.2017) and today (13.02.2017) there has been a earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge. For this area of the Reykjanes ridge, this earthquake swarm is normal. It doesn’t appear that it was due to magma movement and only tectonic … Continue reading

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Overview of the earthquake activity in Iceland of the last few days

Over the past few days it has been quiet in Iceland. There hasn’t been overall lot happening. Biggest earthquake activity that is currently taking place is happening around 340 km north of Kolbeinsey Island (it’s a tiny Island, with nothing … Continue reading

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Strong earthquake swarm deep on the Reykjanes ridge

Few days ago an earthquake swarm started deep on the Reykjanes Ridge, this is as far as the Reykjanes ridge extends at the end of it. After that the north Atlantic ridge starts. It is close to impossible to know … Continue reading

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Earthquake on the Reykjanes ridge

Today (15-June-2016) at 12:51 UTC an earthquake with the magnitude of 3,3 took place at Reykjanes ridge. The earthquake on the Reykjanes ridge. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office. Only one earthquake happened and no other activity … Continue reading

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Minor earthquake swarm on Reykjanes ridge and TFZ (Tjörnes Fracture Zone)

The new year (2016) stars with two minor earthquake swarms in Iceland. Both earthquake swarms are small in both earthquake magnitude and number of earthquakes. Reykjanes Ridge earthquake swarm The earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge started at 09:08 UTC … Continue reading

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Overview of week 41 activity in Iceland

Week 41 in Iceland was rather quiet, compared to last two weeks in Iceland. Here is a overview over the highlight in the earthquake activity in Iceland. South Iceland Seismic Zone (SISZ) Constant earthquake activity has been in SISZ over … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge

Today (21-September-2015) a minor (so far) earthquake swarm has been taking place on the Reykjanes ridge. Largest earthquake so far had the magnitude of 3,5 so far other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude. The earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity on the Reykjanes ridge

Yesterday (10-September-2015) there was an earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge. This earthquake swarm was small and the largest earthquake only had the magnitude of 3,1. Other earthquakes where smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity on the Reykjanes ridge. Copyright of … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge

On the 01-August-2015 an earthquake swarm took place on the Reykjanes ridge. This earthquake swarm was far off the coast line and populated areas and was only seen on instruments (seismometers). The earthquake swarm appears to be over for now, … Continue reading

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