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

Uncertainty level has been declared in the area close to Kópasker village due to this earthquake swarm. This is the lowest alert level in Iceland.

Since this earthquake swarm started on Saturday around 1800 earthquake have taken place according to Icelandic Met Office. Largest earthquakes in the last 24 hours have magnitude 3,8 and 3,0. This might change in next few hours since this earthquake swarm is ongoing.


The earthquake swarm (green stars) west of Kópasker. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

This earthquake swarm has increased the risk of a magnitude 6,0 or larger earthquake in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone. This earthquake swarm is large for this part of the Tjörnes Fracture Zone.

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2 Responses to Update on the earthquake swarm on Tjörnes Fracture Zone (west of Kópasker village)

  1. Phillip Siviter says:

    I’ve been following this via the earthquakes app and this is rather alarming. I know there is a dormant volcano close to here – could this indicate a possibility of an eruption?

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