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Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Earthquake swarm continues, more than 2000 quakes during past 48 hours

Mon, 15 Mar 2021, 06:41
06:41 AM | BY: T
Earthquakes on the Reykjanes peninsula during the past 48 hours (image: IMO)
Earthquakes on the Reykjanes peninsula during the past 48 hours (image: IMO)
The volcano-seismic unrest continues on the southern Reykjanes peninsula, centered around Fagradalsfjall mountain.
A strong mag. 5.4 earthquake occurred yesterday 14 Mar 2021 at 2:15 pm local time 5.4 km SW of Fagradalsfjall. It was widely felt in the area, and even captured by the webcam:

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Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 16:06

Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Likelihood of volcanic eruption near Fagradalsfjall increases by the day

Recent earthquakes in the Reykjanes peninsula
The earthquake swarm in the Reykjanes peninsula, concentrated in the area around Mt. Fagradalsfjall SW of Keilir, continues with no signs of weakening. By early afternoon, the Iceland Met Office (IMO) had already recorded over 1700 earthquakes since midnight alone, including many of magnitude 3 or higher and a widely felt magnitude 5 event at 07:53 GMT this morning. ... Read all
Thu, 11 Mar 2021, 07:30

Geophysical survey leads to visualization of magma chamber under Reykjanes Peninsula

Sketch showing the forming magma reservoir, a dike, under the Reykjanes peninsula (image: RUV)
In recent reports, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) stated that magmatic movements are the likely cause of the ongoing earthquake swarm in the Reykjanes peninsula. As magma migrates upwards, overlying rock layers are displaced, which causes tremors and ground deformation on the surface. ... Read all
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Fissure swarm 385 m / 1263 ft
Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, 63.89°N / -22.27°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Fagradalsfjall volcano eruptions:
2022 (Aug), 2021
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Typical eruption style
fissure eruptions, lava flows
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