Magnitude 3,9 earthquake in SISZ last night

Yesterday (8-May-2014) a magnitude 3,9 earthquake took place in SISZ (South Icelandic Seismic Zone). This earthquake was felt over all of south Iceland, no damage took place following this earthquake. This earthquake appears to have been on N-S fault in SISZ. Only few minor aftershocks took place following this earthquake. I don’t know why that is and this lack of aftershocks is interesting.

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The star marks the magnitude 3,9 earthquake in SISZ. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Meteorological Office.

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The earthquake in SISZ as it appeared on my geophone station in Heklubyggð. This image is released under Creative Commons licence. Please see CC Licence page for more details.

It is possible to see any future earthquake activity here on my geophone station at Heklubyggð. The geophone station at Böðvarshólar is not updating due to failed 3G transmitter the area that I use to connect that geophone station to the internet. I hope it gets fixed soon. People can also used the website of Icelandic Meteorological Office to watch for any future earthquake activity in SISZ.

Update 1: According to Icelandic Meteorological Office this earthquake took place on a fault that had a magnitude 7,0 earthquake in the year 1784, on 14-August that year. More details can be found here, the text is in Icelandic.

Updated at 12:43 UTC on 9-May-2014.
Updated at 12:56 UTC on 9-May-2014.

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