Earthquake swarm in Tungnafellsjökull volcano

For the past 48 hours (7th and 8th September-2016) an earthquake swarm took place in Tungnafellsjökull volcano. As earlier earthquake swarms this swarm has a small one, with only few dozen of earthquakes and the largest one only having the magnitude of 2,9. Most depth in this earthquake swarm was around 12 km.

The earthquake activity in Tungnafellsjökull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

For the moment nothing suggests that an eruption is about to start in Tungnafellsjökull volcano. This volcano doesn’t have any recorded history of eruptions and that makes it impossible to know when next eruption cycle starts in it. Current earthquake activity started in the year 2012 and has continued since then, with long period of quiet between times of activity.

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6 Responses to Earthquake swarm in Tungnafellsjökull volcano

  1. M. Randolph Kruger says:

    Jon, got a laptop. Primo shape….. Yours if you want it.

  2. Stephen says:

    A lot of activity today in the Mýrdalsjökull area!

  3. Joshua says:

    I see a lot of shallow earthquakes at the Katla volcano today with the largest earthquakes of magnitude 3.3 and 3.0. The Icelandic Met Office is saying that it’s not unusual. Any comments on this story Jon?

  4. Luisport says:

    11.09.2016 19:06:38 63.618 -19.117 0.0 km 2.7 99.0 4.3 km N of Hábunga

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