Earthquake swarm in Reykjanes volcano (south end of Reykjanes peninsula)

Today (6-February-2019) a earthquake swarm started in Reykanes volcano on Reykjanes peninsula. Last documented eruption in this volcano took place in the year 1926 according to Global Volcanism Program. It was most likely out in the ocean far from the coastline and lasted only for five days


Earthquake swarm in Reykjanes volcano system on Reykjanes peninsula. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude 2,8 and the second largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of 2,6. Other earthquakes in this swarm have been smaller in magnitude.

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2 Responses to Earthquake swarm in Reykjanes volcano (south end of Reykjanes peninsula)

  1. Espenb says:

    Hi jon.
    What do you exspekt for 2019? Do you think its going to be an eruption in iceland in the coming year.

    • It is not possible to know if an eruption is going to happen in Iceland. The factors are too big to know this. Sometimes there are clues about what might happen, most times an eruption happens only with a short term warning.

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