Monthly Archives: January 2019

Magnitude 3,4 earthquake just off Surtsey island (Vestmannaeyjar volcano)

During the night (31-January-2019) a magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place close to Surtsey island (Vestmannaeyjar volcano). According to Icelandic Met Office this is the largest earthquake in this location since 1992. The earthquake activity close to Surtsey island. Copyright of … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm in Torfajökull volcano

Today (27-January-2019) at 10:01 UTC an earthquake swarm started in Torfajökull volcano, western part of the caldera. Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 3,7 and was felt on nearby farms. There are no tourists in this area … Continue reading

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Minor earthquake swarm in Krýsuvík volcano

During the night (26-January-2019) a small earthquake swarm took place in Krýsuvík volcano. Largest earthquake had a magnitude of 3,0. Other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity in Krýsuvík volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met … Continue reading

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Two earthquake swarms on Reykjanes ridge

During the week there has been a small earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge, mostly close to the coastline. The first earthquake swarm is closer to the coastline and largest earthquake so far had a magnitude of 3,0 at 14:31 … Continue reading

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Fresh earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano

Today (6-January-2019). Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,4. Other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office. This earthquake swarm seems to be ongoing. … Continue reading

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