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Earthquake swarm on Reykjanes Ridge 70 km offshore SW Iceland indicates possible magma intrusion
Wednesday Feb 08, 2012 00:01 AM | BY: T
Location of the seismic swarm on 8 Feb 2012 (Icelandic Met Office)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.
Possibly, the swarm marked a magma intrusion in this area.