Monthly Archives: October 2012

TFZ earthquake swarm ongoing after 10 days

The earthquake swarm that started in TFZ on 20.10.2012 continues. It has slowed down a little bit. But is still making earthquakes with the magnitude above 3.0 every few hours to days as it currently stands. This earthquake … Continue reading

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TFZ earthquake swarm update on 26.10.2012 at 16:12 UTC

The earthquake activity in TFZ continues today, as it has done so for the past six days. Yesterday there was little change in earthquake activity in TFZ. General alert for the risk of earthquake larger then Mw6.0 is … Continue reading

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Uncertainty level is declared in north Iceland due to risk of large earthquake from TFZ

Uncertainty level has been declared in north Iceland due to risk of large earthquake taking place in TFZ. This is done after consulting scientists that have been monitoring this area for the past few days since the earthquake … Continue reading

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Earthquake update on TFZ at 19:00 UTC on 24.10.2012

There is little change in the earthquake activity at TFZ today. The amount of earthquake activity on TFZ is about the same today as it was yesterday. But when this is written there have been about 100 earthquakes. … Continue reading

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Large amount of stress in Tjörnes fracture zone

According to a news by Icelandic Meteorological Office. There is enough stress in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone for magnitude 6.8 earthquake. This is based on a study (Metzger o.fl., 2011). When and where this stress, or if it … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm update for TFZ and Kverkfjöll volcano at 12:55 UTC

Earthquake swarm in TFZ continues. But earthquake activity continues to drop at fast rate. The largest earthquake so far from midnight has the magnitude of 4.0 (reviewed magnitude). Several smaller earthquakes have taken place during the night in … Continue reading

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New earthquake swarm in Kverkfjöll volcano

It seems that earthquake activity has started again in Kverkfjöll volcano. So far this is just small earthquakes. But earthquake activity started in Kverkfjöll volcano on 20.10.2012. That was also just small earthquakes. This is most likely minor … Continue reading

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TFZ earthquake swarm update at 11:03 UTC on 22.10.2012

The earthquake swarm in TFZ continues at slowed rate then before. But number of earthquakes has dropped more then half since yesterday. During the night the strongest earthquake was ML4.1. With several earthquakes with the magnitude of 3.0 … Continue reading

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Earthquake traces of the magnitude Mw5.6 earthquake

Here are the earthquake traces of the magnitude Mw5.6 earthquake that took place in TFZ on 21.10.2012 at 01:24 UTC. I did detect this earthquake in all of my geophone stations in Iceland. The Mw5.6 earthquake in TFZ. … Continue reading

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New earthquake magnitude information

According to news announcement (Icelandic) from Iceland Meteorological Office the largest earthquake in the ongoing earthquake swarm at TFZ had the magnitude of Mb5.6. Currently the earthquake swarm in TFZ is ongoing. This is the largest earthquake in … Continue reading

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