Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Earthquakes continue, more than 2000 tremors within 24 hours

Mon, 8 Mar 2021, 07:30
07:30 AM | BY: T
Earthquakes on the Reykjanes peninsula during the past 24 hours
Earthquakes on the Reykjanes peninsula during the past 24 hours
The earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes Peninsula continues, but has decreased a little bit:
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

Previous news

Sun, 7 Mar 2021, 08:53
A strong seismic crisis has been occurring on the Reykjanes peninsula near Fagradalsfjall mountain since mid Feb 2021, involving several magnitude 5+ and thousands of smaller ones. Volcanic tremor has appeared recently as well, indicating that magma movements underneath are likely accompanying and/or causing the seismic swarm. A new eruption in the area is a likely scenario. ... Read all
Sun, 7 Mar 2021, 08:48
The situation remains tense. A large magnitude 5.0 quake occurred last night at 02:02 about 3 km WSW of Fagradalsfjall. IMO reported that additionally, from midnight over 30 earthquakes over M3 and 5 larger than M4 have also been recorded. Read all
Sun, 7 Mar 2021, 08:36
Seismic tremor recorded on 3 Mar 2021 (image: IMO)
For more than a week now, Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula has been continuously rocked by an intense earthquake swarm: A total of more than 20,000 tremors have been recorded since the activity started on the Reykjanes Peninsula on 24 February 24 when a magnitude 5.7 quake occurred, followed almost immediately by a magnitude 5.0 event. ... Read all
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