Minor earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge

During the night (3-March-2015) there was a minor earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge. Largest earthquake had the magnitude of 3,1. Other earthquakes where smaller.

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Earthquake activity on the Reykjanes ridge during the night. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Most of this earthquake activity was deep, with most depth being at 16,0 km. This suggest that this earthquake swarm happened mostly due to magma movement at depth. There is nothing suggesting that eruption is imminent in this area. Depth of the ocean at this location is around 400 – 1000 meters, this means that any signs on the surface are going to be hard to detect or not detected at all.

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Article updated at 18:44 UTC.

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One Response to Minor earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge

  1. Scots John says:

    Quite interesting that these and more on the peninsula have cropped up since holuhraun stopped?

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