Earthquake swarm far north of Kolbeinsey Island

Today (5-March-2016) an earthquake swarm place took place around 190 km north of Kolbeinsey Island. Two largest earthquakes detected had the magnitude of 3,3. Other earthquakes where smaller in magnitude. Due to distance exact location is difficult to confirm, along with exact magnitude. This earthquake activity did not appear on EMSC seismic network.

Green stars show the location of this activity. Its only a best estimate by Icelandic Met Office. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

At this location there might be a volcano, it is unconfirmed at the moment. Last eruption is suspected to have taken place between 1997 or 1998. This volcano doesn’t have any name that I know of.

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2 Responses to Earthquake swarm far north of Kolbeinsey Island

  1. Jack Mcilveen says:

    I vote for Mt Frimann!

  2. Jack McIlveen says:

    Hmm this geological stuff is suddenly getting to close for my comfort check this out from just south of Vancouver Island :

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