Two earthquakes larger then magnitude 3,0 close to Jan Mayen

Today (1-September-2015) two earthquakes happened close to Jan Mayen (around 360 km away from Iceland). Those earthquakes are possibly part of larger swarm in the area, but due to distance from Iceland Met Office seismic network it is difficult to know for sure. I didn’t find any information about those earthquakes in the NORSAR seismic array information system.

Earthquake location are where the green stars are on the map. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

Those earthquakes had the magnitude of 3,3 and 3,5. Depth is uncertain due to the distance from SIL network. Smaller earthquakes from this swarm are not detected by the NORSAR (Norway) or the SIL network (Iceland) due to distance from seismometers at both locations. There is no populated area close to the source of this area (closer then 100 km).

Update on the missing person case

Body of the person that was found two weeks ago in east Iceland has been identified. More information can be found here.