Minor earthquake swarm in Esjufjöll volcano

Today (27-November-2013) an minor earthquake swarm took place in Esjufjöll volcano. This earthquake swarm was just three earthquakes according to Icelandic Meteorological Office website. There is a chance of more earthquakes not being detected due to bad weather in this area at the moment.

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The three earthquakes in Esjufjöll volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Meteorological Office.

The largest earthquake in this minor earthquake swarm had the magnitude of 1,8 and had the depth of 4,5 km. Last eruption in Esjufjöll volcano was possibly in the year 1927, but it is not confirmed according to Global Volcanism Program.

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3 Responses to Minor earthquake swarm in Esjufjöll volcano

  1. William says:

    Hi Jon,
    Hope you are well? Jon i was wondering is the web cams for Katla and Hekla down as i haven’t been able to access them for a while know?

  2. William says:

    Thankyou Jon,
    At least the people of iceland are getting a quiet time this year but i suppose that will all change soon

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