Two earthquake swarms on Reykjanes ridge

During the week there has been a small earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge, mostly close to the coastline. The first earthquake swarm is closer to the coastline and largest earthquake so far had a magnitude of 3,0 at 14:31 UTC just 7,6 km off Eldey Island (its more of a rock standing up from the ocean). The second earthquake swarm had a magnitude 3,0 earthquake at 04:32 UTC and was 17,5 km away from Geirfugladrangi (also a rock that just stands up from the ocean). All other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude.


Two earthquake swarms on the Reykjanes ridge. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Both earthquake swarms appear to be ongoing when this article is written.

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