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

Fri, 6 Mar 2020, 08:36
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

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Wed, 4 Mar 2020, 08:56

Mt. Thorbjorn volcano (Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland) activity update: strong earthquake detected since August 2019

Earthquakes during the last hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
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. ... Read all
Mon, 2 Mar 2020, 10:48

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

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. ... 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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