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Reykjanes volcano
Crater rows 230 m / 755 ft
Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland), 63.89°N / -22.52°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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1211, 1226
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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)
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.

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