Reykjanes volcano news & activity updates
Reykjanes peninsual (Iceland): shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake
Sun, 13 Oct 2013, 21:3921:39 PM | BY: T
A shallow (10 km) magnitude 4.8 earthquake with many pre- and aftershocks (or a seismic swarm) occurred this morning (Sun) at 07:34 UTC at the SW tip of the Reykjanes peninsula, on the SW active rift zone. The swarm of earthquakes included several quakes of magnitude 3 and higher. The strongest earthquake was widely felt in SE Iceland.
Location of this morning's earthquakes on the SW tip of the Reykjanes peninsula of Iceland
Whether the earthquakes are related to magma intrusions (a possibility) or purely tectonic is unclear.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012, 07:08
Yesterday, there was a lot of earthquake activity on Iceland. At noon, a swarm with about 50 quakes partly preceded and followed a magnitude 4.2 quake at 5.8 km depth beneath the Reykjanes peninsula, near the axis of the the SW volcanic rift zone. Most quakes were between magnitudes 1-2 and at around 5 km depth. read all
Wed, 8 Feb 2012, 00:01
A seismic swarm has occurred on the Reykjanes Ridge 70 km offshore the SW tip of Iceland. About 40 earthquakes with magnitudes mostly between 2 and 3 were recorded. The Reykjanes Ridge is part of the active SW rift zone running through the western part of Iceland. read all