Minor earthquake in Hekla volcano

A minor earthquake was detected in Hekla volcano on 21-June-2013. This earthquake was at north-east side of Hekla volcano, it had only the magnitude 0.6 and depth of 8.3 km. This is not at good detection according to Icelandic Meteorological Office person that I did speak to about this earthquake today.

The earthquake in Hekla volcano to the north-east side. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Meteorological Office.

This earthquake is just one earthquake in series of earthquakes in Hekla volcano. While this earthquake was poorly located due to almost not being detected, I am sure that the only reason this earthquake was recorded is due to more SIL stations around Hekla volcano that have been set-up in the past two years.

There are no signs of eruption is about to start in Hekla volcano.

Blog post updated at 00:22 UTC on 22-June-2013.

Update on Hamarinn volcano activity

I did check up on the activity in Hamarinn volcano today. It turns out the earthquakes in that area are mostly glacier quakes, that means they are formed by the ice and are not real earthquakes as such. It is difficult to locate glacier quakes, it is also unclear why this glacier quake activity is taking place. There is a chance of glacier flood taking place soon, but so far nothing has been detected.

I am expecting more glacier quakes to take place in the next few days to weeks in this area.