Category Archives: Rift Zone

Earthquake swarm north of Kolbeinsey Island

During the night (on 15.12.2012) there was a swarm of earthquakes far north of Kolbeinsey Island. The distance from Kolbeinsey Island is about 100 to 200 km. What exactly is taking place at this location is impossible to … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm on Reykjanes Ridge last night (16.09.2012)

Last night there was an earthquake swarm on Reykjanes Ridge. Possibly on one of the volcanoes that are in this area of Iceland. The earthquake swarm lasted for several hours. Strongest earthquakes in this swarm had the magnitude … Continue reading

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Old rift zone in Iceland

Here are two pictures of an old rift zone in Iceland. This rift zone was active until about 7 million years ago or so. This cliffs that I show here on this picture are from this old rift … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm north of Jan Mayen Island

This blog officially also covers Jan Mayen Island north of Iceland. But since the Jan Mayen Island is uninhabited, activity there is not on the top priority list and I do not mention the Jan Mayen area as … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Jan Mayen, Norway, Rift Zone, Swarm | 6 Comments

Special report: New eruption vent (or vents) might have opened up in El Hierro volcano eruption

The current tremor data now suggests that a new vent or vents have opened or are about to open up just outside north-west coast of El Hierro volcano. The depth where the main earthquakes have been taking place … Continue reading

Posted in Canary Islands, Dike intrusions, Earthquakes, El Hierro, Eruptions, Fissures, Harmonic tremors, Lava, Magma, Monitoring, Rift Zone, Spain, Special report, Swarm, Tremor plots, Unconfirmed, Video | 654 Comments

Special report: Update 6 on the eruption in El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain

Special note: Please notice that my (personal) watching system is also going to include the mainland of Spain (mainland Spain has two volcanoes that I am aware of, along with some earthquake activity) when I change it next … Continue reading

Posted in Canary Islands, Dike intrusions, Earthquakes, El Hierro, Eruptions, Fissures, GPS data, GPS Monitoring, Harmonic tremors, Inflation, Lava, Magma, Monitoring, Rift Zone, Spain, Special report, Swarm, Volcano | 920 Comments

A ML2.7 earthquake in Skagafjörður rift zone (mostly extinct one)

This earthquake is a odd one. But it is rare that earthquakes happens in this are of Iceland. But it is not unheard of. As there have even been small earthquake swarm in this area few years ago … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Rift Zone, Skagafjörður | 27 Comments

Few points about Iceland geology

Here are few points about geology in Iceland (just because I cannot sleep at the moment). This is also a offshoot of this blog post here. The basic thing that needs to be known about Iceland is the … Continue reading

Posted in Fissures, Iceland, Lava, Magma, Rift Zone, Volcano | 119 Comments

Few right and wrong things about geology in Iceland, part 1

I have seen many speculations on how geology works in Iceland. Some of it is good and based on observation and factual basic. Other however is nothing but speculation and far from anything based on factual evidence on … Continue reading

Posted in Eruptions, History, Iceland, Interaction, Lava, Magma, Research, Reykjanes, Reykjanes Ridge, Rift Zone, SISZ, Speculation, Volcano | 59 Comments

More on the Almannagjá fissure depth increase (Thingvellir)

The evening news on Rúv did show video of the fissure in Thingvellir. The fissure it self appears to be a extension of the current fissure named Almannagjá. That fissure is old. But this formation appears to be … Continue reading

Posted in Hengill, Rift Zone, Volcano | 3 Comments