Category Archives: Swarm

Earthquake swarm in Öræfajökull volcano

Today (8-December-2018) there has been a fresh earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. This earthquake swarm was in the northern part of the caldera, or just outside it. Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity in Þórðarhyrna volcano (Thordarhyrna)

During the night of 3-December-2018 earthquake activity started in Þórðarhyrna volcano (no GVP profile, under Grímsvötn volcano profile). Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,1 and second largest earthquake had a magnitude of 2,0. Þórðarhyrna volcano is … Continue reading

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Two earthquake swarms in Öræfajökull volcano

Today (1-December-2018) two earthquake swarm took place in Öræfajökull volcano. Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office. Largest earthquakes in this two earthquake swarms had magnitude of 1,1. All other earthquakes are smaller … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity in Hekla volcano (there is *no* eruption risk above normal levels!)

Over the last few days there has been swarm of small earthquakes in Hekla volcano. This earthquake activity is situated in the south part of the Hekla volcano system. It is just outside the main volcano. What is causing this … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm on Reykjanes peninsula – Bláfjöll area

Today on 24-November-2018 a magnitude 3,3 earthquake took place in Bláfjöll area. Second largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,9. Other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity in Bláfjöll area. Copyright of this image belongs … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fracture Zone south of Grímsey island

Since yesterday (10-November-2018) and today (11-November-2018) there has been a earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ). Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 3,0. All other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude. At this moment around 130 … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity in Grímsvötn volcano

During the night there was an earthquake swarm in Grímsvötn volcano. Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,6 and other earthquakes were smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity in Grímsvötn volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic … Continue reading

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Minor earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fracture Zone

Today (6-November-2018) there has been a minor earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fractures Zone (TFZ). Largest earthquakes in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,7 and 2,6. Other earthquakes that have happened so far have been smaller in magnitude. Earthquake swarm … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm in Krýsuvík

Today (28-October-2018) at 10:52 UTC an earthquake with magnitude of 3,0 took place in Krýsuvík volcano and since then there has been a minor earthquake swarm happening at that location. This earthquake swarm is not part of the volcano, this … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm north of Kolbeinsey island

Today (19-October-2018) a earthquake swarm took place north of Kolbeinsey island. Due to distance from the SIL network only the largest earthquakes are being recorded. Earthquake swarm north of Kolbeinsey island (green star). Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic … Continue reading

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