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Sunday, Oct 13, 2013
Un superficial (10 km) sismo de magnitud 4,8 con muchos pre y réplicas (o un enjambre sísmico) se produjo esta mañana (domingo) a las 7:34 UTC en la punta SW de la península de Reykjanes, en la zona de rift activa SW. El enjambre de sismos incluía varios terremotos de magnitud superior y 3. El terremoto más fuerte se sintió ampliamente en Islandia SE. ... [Leer más]
Earthquakes on and around Iceland on 30 Aug - the Kolbeinsey Ridge is the area with the yellow dots to the north (map: Icelandic Met Office)
Friday, Aug 31, 2012
Ayer, hubo mucha actividad sísmica en Islandia. Al mediodía, un enjambre con unos 50 temblores en parte precedido y seguido un sismo de magnitud 4.2 en 5,8 kilómetros de profundidad debajo de la península de Reykjanes, cerca del eje de la la zona SW de Fisura volcánica. Más terremotos fueron entre magnitudes 1-2 y en alrededor de 5 kilómetros de profundidad. ... [Leer más]
 

Reykjanes volcano

Crater rows 230 m / 755 ft
Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland), 63.89°N / -22.52°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Last update: 13 Oct 2013
Typical eruption style: effusive (lava flows)
Erupciones del volcán Reykjanes: 1211, 1226
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
Wed, 16 Oct 20:30 UTCM 0.5 / 6.2 km9 km5.1 km NNE of Reykjanestá (Iceland)
Wed, 16 Oct 09:32 UTCM 0.8 / 6.6 km10 km3.7 km NNE of Reykjanestá (Iceland)
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
Mon, 14 Oct 08:32 UTCM 1.6 / 7.8 km19 km7.1 km W of Reykjanestá (Iceland)
Mon, 14 Oct 08:18 UTCM 0.6 / 8.6 km19 km6.7 km W of Reykjanestá (Iceland)
Mon, 14 Oct 07:09 UTCM 0.8 / 5.6 km10 km4.1 km NNE of Reykjanestá (Iceland)
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Reykjanes volcano in SW Iceland is located where the Mid Atlantic Ridge emerges onto land. It forms a vast area with many eruptive fissures, lava fields, hot springs and mud pools. In 2000, a large earthquake lowered the water level in Lake Kleifarvatn by 5 metres, but has gradually returned to normal since then.

Background:

The Reykjanes volcanic system at the SW tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the Mid Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level, comprises a broad area of postglacial basaltic crater rows and small shield volcanoes.
The Reykjanes volcanic system is the westernmost of a series of four closely-spaced fissure systems that extend diagonally across the Reykjanes Peninsula. Most of the volcanic system is covered by Holocene lavas and eruptions have occurred in historical time during the 13th century at several locations on the NE-SW-trending fissure system.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

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