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

Friday Mar 13, 2020 09:19 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) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 5.2 occurred about 5 km NE of Grindavík. Multiple aftershocks have been detected. The earthquake is the largest earthquake detected on the Reykjanes peninsula since October 2013 when an earthquake of magnitude M 5.2 occurred close to Reykjanestá. The earthquake was felt in large areas of SW-Iceland.
Additionally recorded two earthquakes at 18:40 local time with magnitude M 3.4 and at 18:42 local time with magnitude M 3.3 about 3km ENE of Grindavík.
Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 13 March 2020
Previous news
Earthquakes during the last 48 hours at the Reykjanes peninsula (image: IMO)
Friday, Mar 06, 2020
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported that the seismic activity on 4 March at the SW tip of Reykjanes increased again. ... [more]
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]

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