Earthquake activity in Grímsvötn volcano

During the night there was an earthquake swarm in Grímsvötn volcano. Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,6 and other earthquakes were smaller in magnitude.


Earthquake activity in Grímsvötn volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Yesterday (06-November-2018) there was also earthquake activity in Grímsvötn volcano but it was at lot smaller scale then what happened during the night. At the moment there are no signs that Grímsvötn volcano are about to erupt. There has not been any more earthquake activity today.

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2 Responses to Earthquake activity in Grímsvötn volcano

  1. Michael Ross says:

    Also been a few recent deep quakes under Katla, a little twitch in the ‘dead zone’ between Katla and Vatnajökull, and currently a small swarm in progress near Hekla, in the Vatnafjöll area. Iceland is keeping us entertained today!

  2. gill says:

    https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000hpim/executive

    6.8 occured further N than Iceland on the mid atlantic ridge. Maybe that will free the plates to move nearer to Iceland????

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