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Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland), 63.89°N / -22.52°W
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Mt. Thorbjorn volcano (Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland) activity update: ongoing seismic swarm; emissions detected in a popular tourist cave

Monday Feb 24, 2020 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
Previous news
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
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. ... [more]
Depth vs time of earthquakes beneath Thornbjorn volcano during the past days
Saturday, Feb 08, 2020
Earthquake activity around Thornbjorn volcano has decreased over the past days, but weak inflation, likely caused by magma accumulation at shallow depth, continues. ... [more]
Earthquakes under the Reykjanes peninsula during the past 7 days
Sunday, Feb 02, 2020
The seismic crisis on the Reykjanes peninsula continues. It shows no signs of weakening, but has intensified during the past days. ... [more]
InSAR data showing inflation. Credit: IMO.
Monday, Jan 27, 2020
IMO reports: An inflation has been detected since January 21st and is centred just west of Mt. Thorbjorn on Reykjanes peninsula. The inflation is unusually rapid, around 3-4 mm per day and has accumulated to 2 cm to date. It has been detected both on continuous GPS stations and in InSAR images. The inflation is most likely a sign of magma accumulation at a depth of just a few km. If magma accumulation is causing the inflation, the accumulation is very small, with the first volume estimate is around 1 million cubic meters. ... [more]

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013
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. ... [more]
 

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