Magnitude 3,2 earthquake in Torfajökull volcano

Today (23-June-2016) at 20:36 UTC an magnitude 3,2 earthquake (current data, might change) took place in Torfajökull volcano. The depth was 2,1 km.

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Green star in Torfajökull volcano shows the location of the earthquake. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

If anyone was close to this earthquake, it would have been felt. No other earthquake have so far followed this earthquake, that might change in few hours. It does happen once in a while that just one magnitude 3,0 earthquake happens and nothing more. I don’t know if there is any hydrothermal activity in the location where this earthquake took place.

Update at 22:24 UTC

According to an announcement from Iceland Met Office. This earthquake was felt in a nearby camping area.

Article updated at 22:24 UTC.

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9 Responses to Magnitude 3,2 earthquake in Torfajökull volcano

  1. Jack McIlveen says:

    Looks like things are still shaking there!
    Friday 24.06.2016 02:42:02 63.969 -19.316 5.6 km 1.3 90.01 12.7 km W of Landmannalaugar

  2. Probably due to melting snow, making contact with geothermal heatsource?

  3. 25.06.2016 07:19:44 64.625 -17.469 7.9 km 3.5 99.0 3.3 km ESE of Bárðarbunga

    Big rumble !

    • ohnoes112 says:

      Eeven bigger one again(with aftershocks) Saturday
      25.06.2016 13:17:14 64.670 -17.533 1.8 km 3.8 99.0 3.3 km N of Bárðarbunga

      • Luisport says:

        Third one:
        Saturday
        25.06.2016 13:18:57 64.667 -17.508 4.6 km 3.2 99.0 3.1 km NNE of Bárðarbunga

  4. Luisport says:

    Upgraded:
    Saturday
    25.06.2016 13:17:14 64.670 -17.537 2.2 km 4.0 99.0 3.4 km N of Bárðarbunga

  5. Luisport says:

    New one:
    Saturday
    25.06.2016 13:45:01 64.674 -17.528 3.6 km 3.9 99.0 3.8 km N of Bárðarbunga

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