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Number of quakes vs average, past 7 days

Latest quakes near Hekla volcano since 2024 - list, stats and map

Updated: Mar 1, 2024 01:27 GMT -
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Number of quakes per year

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There were 13 small quakes between magnitudes 1.0 and 1.2 near Hekla volcano in the past 7 days.

Since 2024, Hekla volcano has had 97 quakes of magnitudes up to 2.3:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 2
  • 96 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Latest: Mag. 1.2 Earthquake 1.0 Km SW of Vatnafjöll -
Strongest: Mag. 2.3 Earthquake 9.8 Km NNW of Álftavatn -
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Showing all recent or significant quakes since 2024, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 30 km (19 mi) distance (101 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetailsMap
Feb 28, 07:56 am (universal)
Feb 28, 07:56 GMT

1.2

8.1 km
8.8 km (5.5 mi) to the S 1.0 Km SW of Vatnafjöll More
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 27, 04:38 pm (Reykjavik)
Feb 27, 16:38 GMT

0.5

10.4 km
7.2 km (4.5 mi) to the SE Iceland: 3.7 Km NE of Vatnafjöll More
Monday, February 26, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 26, 11:48 pm (Reykjavik)
Feb 26, 23:48 GMT

0.6

10.5 km
4.2 km (2.6 mi) to the SE Iceland: 4.2 Km SE of Hekla More
Sunday, February 25, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 25, 04:36 am (Reykjavik)
Feb 25, 04:36 GMT

0.2

12 km
24 km (15 mi) to the SE Iceland: 3.0 Km N of Álftavatn More
Saturday, February 24, 2024 GMT (5 quakes)
Feb 24, 07:40 pm (Reykjavik)
Feb 24, 19:40 GMT

0.3

8.1 km
15 km (9.3 mi) to the W Iceland: 14.8 Km ESE of Árnes More
Feb 24, 01:16 pm (universal)
Feb 24, 13:16 GMT

0.3

8.4 km
27 km (17 mi) to the W 2.5 Km SE of Árnes More
Feb 24, 06:55 am (Reykjavik)
Feb 24, 06:55 GMT

0.5

8.1 km
15 km (9.4 mi) to the W Iceland: 14.1 Km SSW of Búrfellsstöð More
Feb 24, 06:53 am (universal)
Feb 24, 06:53 GMT

0.7

7.7 km
15 km (9.5 mi) to the W 13.9 Km ESE of Árnes More
Feb 24, 06:52 am (Reykjavik)
Feb 24, 06:52 GMT

0.6

7.8 km
15 km (9.5 mi) to the W Iceland: 14.0 Km ESE of Árnes More
Friday, February 23, 2024 GMT (4 quakes)
Feb 23, 10:28 pm (universal)
Feb 23, 22:28 GMT

0.9

4.5 km
23 km (14 mi) to the E 6.8 Km W of Landmannalaugar More
Feb 23, 07:46 pm (Reykjavik)
Feb 23, 19:46 GMT

0.5

7.9 km
15 km (9.2 mi) to the SW Iceland: 14.7 Km W of Vatnafjöll More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.6 x 108 joules (101 kilowatt hours) | 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 9,600 quakes on average per year near Hekla volcano:
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.01 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 100 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.03 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 33.3 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 0.33 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3 years)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 3.3 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 29.3 quakes per year
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 282 quakes per year (or 23.5 quakes per month)

Number of recent quakes worldwide by magnitude

7 days
30 days
90 days
365 days
3 years
10 years
Table
Mag
 
Number of quakes (13 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
13 quakes
(100%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (58 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 (1.72%)
below M2
57 quakes
(98.28%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (136 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+
1 quake
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.74%)
3+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (2.21%)
2+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (2.21%)
below M2
129 quakes
(94.85%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (683 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+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.29%)
3+
6 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.88%)
2+
22 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (3.22%)
below M2
653 quakes
(95.61%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (3,140 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 (0.03%)
4+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.06%)
3+
20 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.64%)
2+
99 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (3.15%)
below M2
3,018 quakes
(96.11%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (9,574 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+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.03%)
3+
30 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.31%)
2+
260 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (2.72%)
below M2
9,280 quakes
(96.93%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+M8+
Past 7 days13 quakes1-------
Past 30 days58 quakes101------
Past 90 days136 quakes34331----
Past 365 days683 quakes1862262----
Past 3 years3,140 quakes946992021---
Past 10 years9,574 quakes2,5642603031---
Magnitude 0.0+, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

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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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Mon, 15 Nov 2021, 21:05

Hekla volcano (Iceland): increased number of earthquakes in the area

Earthquakes near Hekla volcano in the past 7 days
Aftershocks of Thursday's strong magnitude 5.2 quake under neighboring Vatnafjöll volcano continue with more than 50 tremors detected over the past 48 hours. ... Read all
Tue, 14 Apr 2015, 11:43

Hekla volcano (Iceland): earthquake swarms

Epicenters of recent earthquakes south of Hekla
Small earthquake swarms occurred at shallow depths during the past days near the volcano. The quakes were located approx. 6-10 km south of Hekla volcano and at shallow depths around 5 km. ... Read all
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