Category Archives: Swarm

Earthquake swarms in Katla volcano

Since Saturday 21 of January 2017 there has been unusual earthquake activity taking place in Katla volcano (for this time of the year). Small earthquake swarms have been scattered all over the caldera, largest earthquakes so far have only reached … Continue reading

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Two minor earthquake swarms on TFZ

Over the past two days minor earthquake swarms have been taking place on the TFZ. Largest earthquake in this swarm had the magnitude of 3,0. The earthquake activity in TFZ. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office. There … Continue reading

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Minor earthquake swarm south of Langjökull glacier

On Friday 20-Januar-2017 and on 21-January-2017 small earthquake swarm took place south of Langjökull glacier (in the area of Presthjúkar). Largest earthquake in this swarm had the magnitude of 2,8. The earthquake activity south of Langjökull glacier. Copyright of this … Continue reading

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Magma inflow results in earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano

On Friday 6th of January 2017 it was noted by one of my readers that a deep earthquake activity had happen in Bárðarbunga volcano, the earthquake in question was a magnitude 1,6 at depth of 25 km. At that depth … Continue reading

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The earthquake swarm in Hengill volcano

On the 4th of January 2017 a earthquake swarm took place in Hengill volcano. Largest earthquake had the magnitude of 3,7 and the second earthquake had the magnitude of 2,8. The largest earthquakes where felt in Reykjavík, Hveragerði and Selfoss … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano

In 2016 Bárðarbunga volcano kept busy all year with inflating and preparing for the next eruption. On 31-December-2016 a swarm of earthquake happened in Bárðarbunga volcano, largest earthquake in that swarm had the magnitude of 3,6 and the second largest … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity in Katla caldera

On Monday 26-December-2016 (second day of Christmas) a magnitude 3,3 earthquake happened in Katla volcano. This was the largest earthquake that day. Following this earthquake a few dozen smaller earthquakes have been taking place, the last ones in the past … Continue reading

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Minor earthquake swarm in Bárðarbunga volcano

This morning a earthquake swarm started in Bárðarbunga volcano. This earthquake swarm started at 03:31 UTC and lasted until 03:35 UTC when a small break happened, the earthquake swarm resumed at 09:35 UTC with two earthquakes. Those two earthquakes had … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity close to Grenivík (TFZ/Dalvík Fault-line area)

At 09:41 UTC on 19-December-2016 a small earthquake swarm started on the Dalvík fault-line, that fault-line is part of TFZ (Tjörnes Fracture Zone area). The largest earthquake was felt over a wide area, including Akureyri and other nearby towns. Largest … Continue reading

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Short earthquake swarm in Katla volcano

On 17-December-2016 a small earthquake swarm took place in Katla volcano. Only few earthquakes took place and the largest had the magnitude of 3,3 and the second largest earthquake had the magnitude of 2,1. Other earthquakes where smaller in magnitude. … Continue reading

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