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Mt. Thorbjorn volcano (Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland) activity update: seismic unrest continues; one earthquake recorded

Mon, 2 Mar 2020, 10:48
10:48 AM | BY: MARTIN
Earthquakes during the last 24 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
Earthquakes during the last 24 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded on 1 March at 18:58 local time an earthquake with magnitude M 2.5 detected near Kleifarvatn. Several earthquakes have been located in the area yesterday. Earthquakes are common in the area.
The ongoing seismic swarm is decreasing since 15 February. About 700 earthquakes have been detected in the area since then.
IMO warns about CO2 emissions reached hazardous levels and low levels of O2 that were measured at the cave (popular for hikers) in the Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula on 20 February.
Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 2 March 2020

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Mon, 24 Feb 2020, 08:15

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

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. ... Read all
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Reykjanes volcano
Crater rows 230 m / 755 ft
Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland), 63.89°N / -22.52°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Reykjanes volcano eruptions:
1211, 1226
Typical eruption style
effusive (lava flows)
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