Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
2-18 Jul 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
21-31 Aug 2020: Islands of Fire and Whales - Kurile Islands (Russia)
3-19 Sep 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
29 Sep - 5 Oct 2020: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
10-18 Oct 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
14-27 Nov 2020: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
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)
Reykjanes webcams / live data | Reports
Reykjanes volcano books | Tours
Reykjanes volcano eruptions:
1211, 1226
Typical eruption style:
effusive (lava flows)
Last earthquakes nearby
Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
Booking.com
 

Reykjanes volcano news & activity updates

Mt. Thorbjorn volcano (Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland): increased seismic activity continues

Friday Mar 06, 2020 08:36 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 seismic activity on 4 March at the SW tip of Reykjanes increased again.
The seismic station records five earthquakes over magnitude M 3.0 yesterday, the largest with magnitude M 3.4. About 300 earthquakes have been detected in the area on 4 March. The seismic swarm is ongoing since 15 February.
In 2013 a seismic swarm occurred few km away, then the largest earthquake was M 5.2.
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 6 March 2020
Previous news
Earthquakes during the last hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 3.2 at 16:17 local time near Kleifarvatn yesterday. Around 30 smaller earthquakes have been measured in there since 1 March. An earthquake of this magnitude (>M3.0) last occurred in August 2019. Earthquakes are common in the area. ... [more]
Earthquakes during the last 24 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
Monday, Mar 02, 2020
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. ... [more]
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
Monday, Feb 24, 2020
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. ... [more]
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]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: