Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano

Today (09-Februar-2018) at 05:07 UTC a magnitude 3,6 earthquake took place in Öræfajökull volcano. This is now the strongest earthquake in Öræfajökull volcano since this earthquake activity started in 2017. With earlier earthquake only having the magnitude of 3,4 (article here) on 3-October-2017. This increase in magnitude is something to worry about.

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

Only one earthquake has happened after this earthquake so far and that only had the magnitude of 1,7. I am expecting more earthquake activity in next few hours and days.


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5 Responses to Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano

  1. Thank you for your report. I have sent you a little financial assistance, hopefully, every little helps.

    • Thanks for the support. 🙂

      I think that I’ll have to solve this issue with the electric bill with a small loan somewhere (personal loan).

      This is the reason why I am moving from Denmark back to Iceland. At least I won’t have this type of issues there. Since electricity is a bit cheaper in Iceland than in Denmark and the bills come monthly and not every 3rd month as they do in Denmark.

  2. Jack McIlveen says:

    Reykjanes Gets a bump:
    Monday 12.02.2018 01:14:44 63.832 -22.682 7.4 km 3.3 99.0
    3.7 km NNE of Reykjanestá

  3. Jack McIlveen says:

    readjusted to a 3.4 now

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