Earthquake activity in Hekla volcano (there is *no* eruption risk above normal levels!)

Over the last few days there has been swarm of small earthquakes in Hekla volcano. This earthquake activity is situated in the south part of the Hekla volcano system. It is just outside the main volcano. What is causing this earthquake activity is unclear.


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

There is no eruption risk from this earthquake activity. There is nothing suggesting that for now at least this is going to result in a eruption. A lot stronger earthquake activity is needed before that can be declared!

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Earthquake swarm on Reykjanes peninsula РBláfjöll area

Today on 24-November-2018 a magnitude 3,3 earthquake took place in Bláfjöll area. Second largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,9. Other earthquakes have been smaller in magnitude.


Earthquake activity in Bláfjöll area. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

The larger earthquake was felt in Reykjavík area according to news reports. The earthquake swarm appears to be ongoing.

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