Fresh earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano (week 6)

During the night of 4-February-2019 a earthquake with the magnitude of 2,6 took place in Öræfajökull volcano. This earthquake was the start of an earthquake swarm that is currently ongoing.


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

This is normal pattern for Öræfajökull volcano in recent months. Rate of earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano appears to continue to be going up. This means that injection of magma into Öræfajökull volcano continues at what appears to be at similar rate as before.

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4 Responses to Fresh earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano (week 6)

  1. Alessandro says:

    Earthquakes are now mostly above 3 km.
    Previously they were mostly between 5 and 7 km.
    In 2014, before the eruption of the Kelud volcano, a 3 km deep seismic swarm occurred.

  2. Kay Tina Cook says:

    Jón, just to say that on your Reykjanes post today the comments option is switched off. Obviously, I don’t know if that is intentional.

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