Category Archives: Swarm

Three strong earthquakes in Bárðarbunga volcano

Today (24-June-2019) at 13:09 UTC, 13:18 UTC and 13:55 UTC three strong earthquakes took place in Bárðarbunga volcano. The earthquake at 13:09 UTC has registered magnitude of mb4,5 at EMSC (information here). The earthquake at 13:55 UTC also has the … Continue reading

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Deep earthquake swarm south-east of Bárðarbunga volcano

Yesterday (19-June-2019) an earthquake swarm took place south-east of Bárðarbunga volcano. This area of Bárðarbunga volcano has been active since end of the eruption in February 2015 and possibly earlier than that. Last eruption in this area took place in … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm south of Kolbeinsey island

Yesterday (27-May-2019) an earthquake swarm took place south of Kolbeinsey island, but this earthquake swarm is in Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ). Largest earthquake had a magnitude of 3,5 at 01:35 UTC. Second largest earthquake had a magnitude of 3,1 and … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm north of Kolbeinsey island

Yesterday (22-May-2019) at 15:47 UTC a magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place around 12 km north of Kolbeinsey Island. This earthquake was part of a small swarm in this area yesterday. It appears to be over but there is a risk … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity on the Reykjanes ridge

This morning at 10:57 UTC (21-May-2019) a magnitude 3,1 earthquake took place around 7 km west of Geirfugladrangi (a rock). This earthquake was part of a small earthquake swarm in this area. Several magnitude 1,1 to 1,7 earthquakes took place … Continue reading

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Increased activity in Askja volcano

After more than a month of no noticeable earthquake activity in Iceland there is finally something new to report. It remains quiet in Iceland and most earthquake activity today is just small earthquakes in the magnitude range of 0,0 – … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity continues east of Grímsey island

Today (12-April-2019) an earthquake swarm took place east of Grímsey island. This earthquake swarm is in a place that has been having many earthquake swarms in recent weeks. Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,7 and other … Continue reading

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Magnitude 3,3 earthquake east of Grímsey island

I am sorry for the late posting of this earthquake activity. During the night of 8-April-2019 at 04:44 UTC an earthquake with magnitude 3,3 took place east of Grímsey island. This earthquake is part of a swarm earthquake activity in … Continue reading

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Update on ongoing earthquake swarm west of Kópasker (Tjörnes Fracture Zone)

The earthquake swarm that started on 23rd of March 2019 west of Kópasker village is ongoing and hasn’t stopped since that time. Number of earthquakes and magnitude of earthquakes have mostly dropped and in last few days there hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Update on the earthquake swarm on Tjörnes Fracture Zone

This is a update on the earthquake swarm on Tjörnes Fracture Zone. Information in this article might get outdated quickly. The earthquake swarm is ongoing as of writing of this article, it has now been going for a week. Since … Continue reading

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