Minor earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes Ridge

Yesterday (29-January-2015) a minor earthquake swarm took place on the Reykjanes Ridge. Total number of earthquakes was something around twenty or close to it.

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The earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Largest earthquakes in this swarm had magnitude of 3,2 and the second largest earthquake had the magnitude of 3,0. More earthquakes like this can possibly happen in next few days to weeks. This area often has high amount of earthquake activity.

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One Response to Minor earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes Ridge

  1. wurzeldave says:

    Wasn’t expecting quite so many ‘quake stars’ when i looked at the earthquake map just now.
    Great work Jon, any more news on the possible minor eruption at BB?

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