Category Archives: Reykjanes

Felt earthquake north of Grindavík today (18-June-2018)

A magnitude 3,0 earthquake was felt in the village of Grindavík today (18-June-2018) at 10:24 UTC. This earthquake happened 4,3 km north of the village. There were few minor earthquakes that followed the main earthquake. The earthquake north of Grindavík … Continue reading

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Magnitude 3,4 earthquake on Reykjanes peninsula

Today (12-February-2018) at 01:14 UTC a magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place on Reykjanes peninsula. I am not sure if this earthquake was felt by any people in nearby villages and towns. The earthquake at Reykjanes peninsula. Copyright of this image … Continue reading

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Magnitude 3,5 earthquake 2,6 km from Grindavík village

Yesterday (21-January-2018) at 21:15 UTC an earthquake with magnitude of 3,5 took place 2,5 km from Grindavík village. This earthquake was clearly felt in Grindavík village. This earthquake was at depth of 5,0 km. The magnitude 3,5 earthquake (green star) … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity in Breinnisteinsfjöll volcano

Since the weekend there has been a earthquake swarm ongoing in Breinnisteinsfjöll volcano (Wikipedia link). This earthquake swarm has not been strong in magnitude of the earthquakes happening, with largest magnitude just at 2,8 and all other earthquakes being smaller … Continue reading

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Update on Reykjanes peninsula earthquake swarm (Fagradalsfjall mountain)

Since 26-July-2017 there has been a earthquake swarm on Reykjanes peninsula close to a mountain called Fagradalsfjall. This earthquake swarm has been one of the larger ones in the area in recent years. Total number of earthquakes that have been … Continue reading

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Strong earthquake swarm on Reykjanes peninsula

Currently there is a strong earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes peninsula. Largest earthquake so far was a magnitude 4,0 with second largest earthquake having magnitude of 3,8. This earthquake swarm is currently ongoing. Over 150 earthquakes have been detected so … Continue reading

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Magnitude 3,1 earthquake in Krýsuvík volcano

During the night of 15-July-2017 a magnitude 3,1 earthquake took place in Krýsuvík volcano. This earthquake does not seems to be connected to the volcano it self, rather the tectonic forces that are common in the Reykjanes rift zone that … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm in Krýsuvík volcano

Yesterday (08-June-2017) and today (09-June-2017) there has been a earthquake activity in Krýsuvík volcano. This earthquake activity doesn’t appear to be connected to the volcano, rather this is a normal rifting valley earthquake activity taking place. The earthquake activity in … Continue reading

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Overview of micro-earthquake activity in Iceland 28-September-2016

This is a short overview of the micro-earthquake activity in Iceland on 28-September-2016. Please note that some of this earthquake activity may have started some days ago and only got really busy on 28th September 2016. Kolbeinsey Island / Ridge … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity on Reykjanes peninsula

Yesterday (29-August-2016) an magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place on Reykjanes Peninsula, this earthquake was felt due to how close it was to populated area. Green star shows the location of the earthquake. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met … Continue reading

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