Magnitude 3,4 earthquake in Öræfajökull volcano

Today (03-October-2017) a magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place in Öræfajökull volcano. So far this earthquake has not resulted in any more earthquake activity.


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

This is the strongest earthquake in Öræfajökll volcano since the year 2005. This earthquake was felt on nearby farms and tourist areas.

Article updated at 00:41 UTC on 4-October-2017. Magnitude of the earthquake has been updated by Icelandic Met Office.

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2 Responses to Magnitude 3,4 earthquake in Öræfajökull volcano

  1. David Cook says:

    A 3.9 in Grimsey, that’s the largest quake in that area for a while I think. Any chance of an eruption there? Are there sub-sea volcanoes?

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