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Latest quakes near Askja volcano in the past 7 days - list, stats and map

Updated: Mar 2, 2024 03:49 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes near Askja volcano in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake near Askja volcano, find out which quakes are happening right now!

Number of quakes per year

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In the past 7 days, Askja volcano has had 43 quakes of magnitudes up to 2.9:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 2
  • 42 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
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Quakes, magnitude and depth over time

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Depth and magnitude of quakes over time
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Depth and magnitude of quakes over time
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Depth and magnitude of quakes over time
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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 0.5 or higher, within up to 30 km (19 mi) distance (43 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetailsMap
Mar 1, 07:22 pm (Reykjavik)
Mar 1, 19:22 GMT

0.2

4.8 km
25 km (16 mi) to the NE Iceland: 2.6 Km SE of Herðubreið More
Mar 1, 09:24 am (universal)
Mar 1, 09:24 GMT

0.5

5.1 km
24 km (15 mi) to the NE 3.2 Km WNW of Herðubreið More
Mar 1, 09:11 am (universal)
Mar 1, 09:11 GMT

1.1

4.4 km
22 km (14 mi) to the NE 3.5 Km W of Herðubreið More
Mar 1, 09:08 am (universal)
Mar 1, 09:08 GMT

0.7

5.2 km
23 km (14 mi) to the NE 2.9 Km WNW of Herðubreið More
Mar 1, 09:05 am (Reykjavik)
Mar 1, 09:05 GMT

0.5

2.6 km
3.2 km (2 mi) to the E Iceland: 3.8 Km WSW of Dreki More
Mar 1, 07:43 am (Reykjavik)
Mar 1, 07:43 GMT

0.5

2 km
3.1 km (1.9 mi) to the E Iceland: 3.8 Km W of Dreki More
Mar 1, 04:20 am (universal)
Mar 1, 04:20 GMT

0.6

5 km
24 km (15 mi) to the NE 4.8 Km SSE of Herðubreið More
Mar 1, 04:03 am (Reykjavik)
Mar 1, 04:03 GMT

0.4

5.2 km
24 km (15 mi) to the NE Iceland: 4.6 Km SSE of Herðubreið More
Mar 1, 04:02 am (universal)
Mar 1, 04:02 GMT

0.8

5 km
24 km (15 mi) to the NE 4.8 Km SSE of Herðubreið More
Mar 1, 03:59 am (universal)
Mar 1, 03:59 GMT

0.9

4.8 km
23 km (14 mi) to the NE 4.7 Km SSE of Herðubreið More
Mar 1, 03:13 am (universal)
Mar 1, 03:13 GMT

0.5

2.8 km
6.2 km (3.9 mi) to the NW 7.5 Km SSE of Lokatindur More
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About these data
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.5 x 109 joules (403 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.347 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes is not because global seismic activity has increased, but because the number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has been constantly increasing.
This is most evident if one looks at the number of smaller earthquakes (below magnitude 5). For larger quakes (magnitude 5 or more), the effect disappears after around the 1990s. Since then, the global coverage of earthquake of larger quakes has been nearly complete.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 58,000 quakes on average per year near Askja volcano:
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.1 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 10 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 1.09 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 15.1 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 225 quakes per year (or 18.8 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 1,900 quakes per year (or 5.3 quakes per day)

Number of recent quakes worldwide by magnitude

Past 24 hours
7 days
30 days
90 days
365 days
3 years
10 years
Table
Mag
 
Number of quakes (10 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
below M2
10 quakes
(100%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (43 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
1 quake
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (2.33%)
below M2
42 quakes
(97.67%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (135 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
1 quake
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (0.74%)
below M2
134 quakes
(99.26%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (350 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
7 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (2%)
below M2
343 quakes
(98%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (2,374 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
4 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.17%)
2+
43 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (1.81%)
below M2
2,327 quakes
(98.02%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (11,331 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.01%)
4+
1 quake
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.01%)
3+
13 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.11%)
2+
196 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (1.73%)
below M2
11,120 quakes
(98.14%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (58,103 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6
4+
10 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.02%)
3+
144 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.25%)
2+
2,133 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (3.67%)
below M2
55,815 quakes
(96.06%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+M8+
Past 24 hours10 quakes1-------
Past 7 days43 quakes61------
Past 30 days135 quakes171------
Past 90 days350 quakes547------
Past 365 days2,374 quakes411434-----
Past 3 years11,331 quakes2,1571961311---
Past 10 years58,103 quakes17,4262,133144101---
Magnitude 0.0+, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Number of earthquakes over time: Past 90 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 30 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 7 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 24 hours
Number of earthquakes over time: 2023
Number of earthquakes over time: 2024 so far

Magnitude and seismic energy over time

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: Past 90 days
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 30 days
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 7 days
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 24 hours
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 2023
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 2024 so far

Magnitude and energy distribution

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Magnitude and energy distribution: Past 90 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 30 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 7 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 24 hours
Magnitude and energy distribution: 2023
Magnitude and energy distribution: 2024 so far

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Thu, 5 Oct 2023, 05:17

Askja volcano (Central Iceland): uplift slowed down

The plot shows the  cGNSS data from the station KASC located within Askja caldera. The time series shows the trend of the deformation since November 2022 in the North, East and Up components, and the green dot shows the latest measurement acquired (image: IMO)
The latest deformation data (cGNSS) revealed a subsidence of the edifice since early August. ... Read all
Wed, 23 Aug 2023, 17:56

Askja volcano (Central Iceland): field survey concluded no significant changes in geothermal and ground deformation activity

GPS measurements during the recent field research (image: Melissa Pfeffer/IMO)
The Icelandic Meteorological Office's (IMO) field research on the volcano took place last week. ... Read all
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