Reykjanes volcano news & activity updates

Mt. Thorbjorn volcano (Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland) activity update: ongoing seismic swarm; emissions detected in a popular tourist cave

Mon, 24 Feb 2020, 08:15
08:15 AM | BY: MARTIN
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
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.
On 20 February an earthquake swarm started 10 km N of Gjögurtá. Over 200 earthquakes were detected by the seismic network with magnitude below M 3.0.
Earthquake swarms are not unusual in the area.
Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 24 February 2020

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The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake swarm since 15 February at the southwestern tip of the Reykjanes peninsula. Over 120 earthquakes were detected by the seismic network with magnitude below M 3.0. ... Read all
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