Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Earthquakes continue, more than 2000 tremors within 24 hours
Mon, 8 Mar 2021, 07:3007:30 AM | BY: T
The earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes Peninsula continues, but has decreased a little bit:
Earthquakes on the Reykjanes peninsula during the past 24 hours
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported that since midnight, about 500 earthquakes have been detected in the area - fewer than during recent nights - and that there were no signs of unrest.
The largest earthquake was 3.3 magnitude event at 00:34. The activity was greatest at Fagradalsfjall, but earthquakes were also measured at Reykjanestá, Þorbjörn and Trölladyngja.
Yesterday (7 Mar) about 2800 earthquakes were measured on the peninsula, of which about 300 were analyzed manually. The largest quake was a 5.0 magnitude at 02:01, which was felt everywhere in the SW corner of the country.
Source:IMO's Twitter feed
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