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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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Reykjanes volcano eruptions:
1211, 1226
Typical eruption style:
effusive (lava flows)
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Reykjanes volcano news & activity updates

Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 06:56
The seismicity around Grindavík last week (image: IMO)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported that in mid-May deformation data (GPS and InSAR measurements) started to show again signs of inflation, suggesting that a third intrusion since the beginning of this year is occurring west of Thorbjörn. The intrusion began around mid of May but the seismic activity started to increase toward the end of the month (30 May). About 2000 earthquakes have been detected since then and several events are located East of Thorbjörn, few kilometers North of the town of Grindavík. The largest earthquake of this swarm occurred on 13 June with magnitude M 3.5. ...more [read all]
Thu, 28 May 2020, 08:57
Earthquakes detected during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported that the seismic activity has decreased on Reykjanes peninsula in recent weeks. During the past week (20-27 May) around 120 earthquakes were located there, fewer than in the previous week when they were just more than 200. The largest earthquake was recorded with magnitude M 2.1. ...more [read all]
Thu, 7 May 2020, 08:50
Earthquakes detected during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 2.3 at 00:49 local time occurred in Grindavík area. ...more [read all]
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 08:49
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 2.5 at 16:55 local time occurred N of Grindavík. The earthquake was felt in Grindavík. Considerable seismic activity has been ongoing in the area during the last weeks in connection with deformation in the area. The deformation is measured at a slower rate than in January, but still continuing in magma accumulation at depth. The deformation is occurring in the same location as before. ...more
Fri, 20 Mar 2020, 06:42
The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) report that the inflation and associated uplift that occurred around Mt Thorbjorn volcano in January-February has started again. The deformation is occurring in the same location as before, but at a slower rate. The uplift started in January but paused temporarily at the end of February. The IMO suggest that since the beginning of March, the uplift is about 20 mm. The deformation is believed to be caused by continued magma accumulation at depth. The head of the National Hazard Monitoring Group at the IMO explains that these events doesn’t not guarantee that there will be an eruption any time soon. ...more
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 09:19
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 5.2 occurred about 5 km NE of Grindavík. Multiple aftershocks have been detected. The earthquake is the largest earthquake detected on the Reykjanes peninsula since October 2013 when an earthquake of magnitude M 5.2 occurred close to Reykjanestá. The earthquake was felt in large areas of SW-Iceland. ...more [read all]
Fri, 6 Mar 2020, 08:36
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported that the seismic activity on 4 March at the SW tip of Reykjanes increased again. ...more [read all]
Wed, 4 Mar 2020, 08:56
Earthquakes during the last hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 3.2 at 16:17 local time near Kleifarvatn yesterday. Around 30 smaller earthquakes have been measured in there since 1 March. An earthquake of this magnitude (>M3.0) last occurred in August 2019. Earthquakes are common in the area. ...more [read all]
Mon, 2 Mar 2020, 10:48
Earthquakes during the last 24 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded on 1 March at 18:58 local time an earthquake with magnitude M 2.5 detected near Kleifarvatn. Several earthquakes have been located in the area yesterday. Earthquakes are common in the area. ...more [read all]
Mon, 24 Feb 2020, 08:15
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported that the CO2 emissions reached hazardous levels and low levels of O2 were measured at the cave (popular for hikers) in the Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula on 20 February. ...more [read all]

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