This is a short blog post about the earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fraction Zone.
The largest earthquake so far is a magnitude 5.5. The largest aftershocks so far are magnitude 4.4 that took place at 01:14 UTC and 4.7 that took place at 08:55 UTC this morning. This earthquake swarm is taking place on a complex fault area that is highly active. There is also big question what effect this earthquake swarm is going to have on other faults in the area. There is a risk that this earthquake swarm is going to start other earthquake swarms in nearby faults. Uncertainty level has been declared for area from Sauðárkrókur to Raufarhöfn at least. This is the largest earthquake in this area since the year 2002 and 2005. But both this years there was a magnitude 5.0 earthquakes in this area.
The earthquake is appearing clearly on my geophone network. This is Böðvarshólar geophone station. This image is released under Creative Commons licence. Please see the CC Licence page for more details.
There have been over 500 earthquake recorded since this earthquake swarm did start. It is impossible to know for sure when this earthquake swarm is going to stop, or if it is going to pick up again. But the earthquake swarm is already starting to shown signs of dropping activity. But that might change again if there is new larger earthquake in this area, or swarm of larger earthquake.
I am going to post update of anything major happens in this earthquake swarm. It is possible to monitor the current status of this earthquake swarm here on my geophone web page.
Blog post updated at 15:23 UTC on 02.04.2013.
Blog post updated at 16:14 UTC on 02.04.2013.
Blog post updated at 16:26 UTC on 02.04.2013.