Minor earthquake swarm on TFZ

Today (14-November-2016) a minor earthquake swarm started on TFZ (Tjörnes Fracture Zone). Largest earthquake so far has the magnitude of 3,2, other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude.

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

So far this earthquake swarm has not been big and it doesn’t look like its going to develop into a big earthquake swarm at the moment. In other parts of Iceland everything is quiet, with just one off or few earthquakes happening in each location.

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24 Responses to Minor earthquake swarm on TFZ

  1. Luisport says:

    14.11.2016 14:33:36 66.617 -17.850 10.0 km 3.3 99.0 11.0 km NE of Grímsey

    14.11.2016 12:29:56 66.651 -17.890 12.7 km 3.2 99.0 13.2 km NNE of Grímsey

  2. Z says:

    There was an M0.8 at 7.5 km depth in the Katla caldera this morning.
    Wondering if this little push will result in any further magmatic activity. I hope so, since Katla hasn’t been very exciting to monitor lately 🙂

    Conductivity in Mulakvisl rising steadily aswell. 169 microsiemens/cm right now.

  3. Henk Weijerstrass says:

    What about the 1.8 and 2.3 at only 100 meters depth w an sw of Landmannalaugar. Tectonic?

  4. Conductivity of Múlakvísk spiked sharply in the night to 209 – is this likely to be genuine or a measuring equipment issue?

  5. Solli says:

    Just wanted to share this amazing and rare video or news segment about the 1947 eruption of Hekla, never actually seen a footage of that eruption till now’


    Enjoy 🙂

  6. Múlakvísl V0089 seems to be showing no data for conductivity or anything else after 16:00 yesterday which is odd.

  7. Pat says:

    Can you post a link to the Múlakvísl V0089 data please?

  8. Pat says:

    Thank you very much Kay Tina Cook. Unfortunately, I am prompted for a username and password.

  9. Pat says:

    Thanks everyone. Got it now.

  10. Porsche928 says:

    Conductivity dropped sharply to -5,755 now since yesterday.

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  11. Solli says:

    Conductivity jumped to 220 in Múlakvísl right now.

  12. Solli says:

    Minor or the beginning of a Eq swarm at Katla right now

    • Z says:

      There was a deep EQ in Katla yesterday morning (M0.7 at 12.3 km depth). This swarm might be triggered by that deep magmatic quake.

      I didn’t notice until now that the AUS station is offline since Nov 14. Hope they get it running again, soon.

  13. SR says:

    Katla has been more interesting today. Conductivity in Múlakvisl was 280.5 earlier today, now it has dropped “only” to around 180.

    There is also more earthquake activity today than during previous days (so far 32 during the past 48 hours, most of those occurring today), but 3 eq:s between 2 and 3, deepest occurring at 3km.

    I think I’ll be keeping a little closer eye to Katla again.

  14. Luisport says:

    18.11.2016 19:02:35 64.646 -17.358 0.4 km 3.0 99.0 8.1 km E of Bárðarbunga

  15. Jack McIlveen says:

    two more :
    Saturday 19.11.2016 04:50:41 AM 64.675 -17.453 6.4 km 4.0 99 5.2 km NE of Bárðarbunga
    Saturday 19.11.2016 02:31:12 AM 64.681 -17.53 8.0 km 3.0 99 4.5 km N of Bárðarbunga

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