New earthquake activity in Katla volcano

Early this morning (7-September-2016) an earthquake with the magnitude of 3,5 took place in Katla volcano. There was little earthquake activity before the main earthquake and after it, since this morning activity has remained low.

Earthquake activity in Katla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

This earthquake activity is in the same area of the magnitude 4,9 earthquake two weeks ago. No harmonic tremor has been detected following this earthquake. I don’t know if anything more is going to happen. All that can be done is to wait and see what happens next.

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10 Responses to New earthquake activity in Katla volcano

  1. Jack McIlveen says:

    Jon Whats up with :
    Wednesday 07.09.2016 07:19:50 62.201 -25.268 0.1 km 3.1 99.0 161.3 km SSW of Eldeyjarboði
    Wednesday 07.09.2016 00:14:05 62.212 -25.208 11.9 km 3.3 99.0 158.8 km SSW of Eldeyjarboði

  2. Vik says:

    Can anybody explain what’s going on here? – It doesn’t look like wind or anything like that at all.

  3. Baz says:

    What’s going on at the sly station?

  4. The noise at the Sly (Slysaalda) SIL station is wind noise. It is storm in this area during the day. It should be over now.

    • Vik says:

      But it’s not over and it doesn’t seem to be the result of storm, wind or any kind of bad weather. It started on 6.09 and it hasn’t changed much since then. I think if it was the storm it should be clearly visible on other neighbouring SIL stations. On the other hand if it was harmonic tremor it should be visible somewhere else as well. So, maybe it’s just malfunction of Slysaalda station?

      • That storm is over, a new one did come just straight after it. Welcome to Icelandic weather, where it often can be just storm after storm. Sometimes almost daily.

        I think this year storm season (start of September until start of December) is going to be a bad one.

  5. Z says:

    I know it has been very windy and bad weather in Iceland since yesterday, so I guess it is wind that caused the disturbance on AUS station roughly between 01-03 last night.

    Still, this noise is apparently not present at any of the other stations around Myrdalsjökull (GOD, HVO, SOL, SNB, RJU, MID…).

    • This SIL station is high up, while other are lower in the landscape. That means more wind noise for the SIL stations higher up. Bad weather is expected for the next few days.

  6. Luisport says:

    11.09.2016 16:12:52 63.620 -19.130 0.0 km 3.3 99.0 4.7 km NNW of Hábunga

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