Minor earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes peninsula

Yesterday (11-February-2016) at 08:47 UTC an earthquake swarm started on the Reykjanes peninsula. This has so far been a small earthquake swarm and largest earthquake so far had the magnitude of 2,7 other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude.

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The earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes peninsula. This is at the moment a small earthquake swarm. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

This is classic earthquake swarm pattern on the Reykjanes peninsula at the moment. It does appear that this earthquake swarm is over, but it might start again without warning. This earthquake swarm is not connected to a volcano activity in the area, but it is forming a rift valley in the area.

Article updated at 00:53 UTC.

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6 Responses to Minor earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes peninsula

  1. Jack McIlveen says:

    Just curious if the quake activity on Mýrdalsjökull area is just settling or is it a precursor to something there?

  2. a320er says:

    3.5 in Bardarbunga.

    Saturday
    13.02.2016 19:32:42 64.677 -17.457 0.6 km 3.5 99.0 5.3 km NE of Bárðarbunga

  3. shadowmagnet says:

    Hello, have you noticed some deep activity east of Askja? Clearly there are some magma movements:

    Miðvikudagur
    17.02.2016 15:46:52 65,088 -16,647 21,8 km 0,8 99,0 5,9 km NNV af Dreka
    Miðvikudagur
    17.02.2016 15:44:33 65,140 -16,586 16,9 km 1,2 99,0 11,0 km VNV af Herðubreiðartöglum
    Miðvikudagur
    17.02.2016 15:44:30 65,092 -16,652 20,8 km 1,1 99,0 6,4 km NNV af Dreka
    Miðvikudagur
    17.02.2016 15:44:24 65,097 -16,632 19,4 km 1,0 99,0 6,7 km N af Dreka
    Miðvikudagur
    17.02.2016 15:43:06 65,099 -16,642 21,7 km 0,8 99,0 6,9 km NNV af Dreka

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