Magnitude 5,9 earthquake deep on the on the Reykjanes ridge on 10-September-2017

Yesterday (10-September-2017) at 21:40 UTC a magnitude (Mw) 5,9 earthquake (EMSC information here) took place deep south on the Reykjanes ridge. No aftershocks have appeared on USGS or EMSC that I am aware of. They must have happened but due to distance from land this earthquake activity was not detected.


The magnitude 5.9 earthquake deep on the Reykjanes ridge as it appeared on my geophone in Böðvarshólar. This image is under Creative Commons licence. Please see CC licence page for more details.


The magnitude 5.9 earthquake deep on the Reykjanes ridge as it appeared on my geophone in Heklubyggð. This image is under Creative Commons licence. Please see CC licence page for more details.

The distance this earthquake took place from Reykjavík is 1004 km. Only thing it did was to scare some fish at most. It is impossible to know if anything more happens at this location. It might or it might not.

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Article updated on 12-September-2017 at 00:56 UTC. Added a link that I had forgotten.

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9 Responses to Magnitude 5,9 earthquake deep on the on the Reykjanes ridge on 10-September-2017

  1. Z says:

    On 1 September, there were a few eq:s in approximately same location; magnitudes 4.7, 4.9 and 5.7, according to USGS.

  2. Thoratzer says:

    is it just me or are the drumplots broken? I see them stuck at around 4am

  3. Elmar Þor Benediktsson says:

    4,9 at Reykjanes Ridge 5 quakes in a short period.

    https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000al6d#executive

  4. Please remember to donate. This month might actually manage to make me completely broke and the situation is already so bad that I am going to change my tax set-up with Iceland (it is going to result in some minor issues with the Danish tax, nothing I hope won’t be a major problem).

  5. Thomas Spencer says:

    Does anyone here know what’s going on with the Conductivity at Mýrdalsjökull? Seems to be doing sharp spikes going upwards then moments later another sharp spike downwards before going up again, instead of the usual small spikes or gradual climb. Though the levels are still only around 150 and 170.

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