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 earthquakes were smaller in magnitude. As of writing this article the earthquake swarm seems to have stopped, how long that is going to last is impossible to know.


The earthquake swarm east of Grímsey island. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Current outlook for this area of Tjörnes Fracture Zone is that earthquake activity is going to continue as it has been doing since January when this whole thing started slowly. There is not possible to know when this earthquake sequence ends in Tjörnes Fracture Zone. The risk of a large earthquakes continues to be in this area at the writing of this article.

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2 Responses to Earthquake activity continues east of Grímsey island

    • There has been inflation happening in Grímsfjall for several years now. There is no clear signal that it is going to result in a eruption any time soon.

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