Earthquake swarm north of Gjögurtá (Tjörnes Fracture Zone)

At 21:10 UTC a earthquake swarm started in Tjörnes Fracture Zone just north of Gögurtá. Largest earthquake so far had a magnitude of 3,7. Other earthquakes so far have been smaller in magnitude so far. That might change without warning.


The earthquake swarm in TFZ. Green star is the magnitude 3,7 earthquake. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

There is some mislocation on the map at the moment due to the automatic location system at Icelandic Met Office website.

Since my geophone at Böðvarshólar is down due to a failed computer and I cannot afford Raspberry shake sensor (weatherproof type) only the largest earthquakes are going to be recorded at Dellukot geophone.

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2 Responses to Earthquake swarm north of Gjögurtá (Tjörnes Fracture Zone)

  1. Richard Oliver says:

    To all of those who read this blog and find it relatively informative and interesting. Why don’t we all chip in to but Jon a Raspberry Pi seismometer. As far as I can tell it would cost 1157€. I am prepared to start the ball rolling with 57€.

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