Minor earthquake swarm on Tjörnes Fracture Zone

Today (11-April-2016) at 16:49 UTC an earthquake swarm started on Tjörnes Fracture Zone. This was a short earthquake swarm and only lasted for 15 minutes before it stopped.

The earthquake swarm on Tjörnes Fracture Zone. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

Largest earthquake in this swarm had the magnitude of 3,2. The second largest earthquake in this swarm had the magnitude of 3,0. Other earthquakes where smaller in magnitude. This earthquake swarm is over for now.

My laptop

My laptop is now showing clear signs that its about end its usefulness and a complete hardware failure is imminent. I don’t expect to use it a lot after Friday. If it fails before that time I won’t be able to post updates for the next two days (until 14-April-2016).


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3 Replies to “Minor earthquake swarm on Tjörnes Fracture Zone”

  1. i have a amateur question… if you look at von tremor graphic you can notice a clear “pulse” patern in the 2-4hz range, same whit sanskeid. it is just hydrothermal activity, human or magma related?

  2. I suppose that was the EQ in Myanmar (M6.9) earlier today, that was quite clearly visible in the Icelandic plots? Fading out over 5-6 minutes on many of the drumplots. It was 34 km deep.

    I even felt a faint tremble here in Swe this afternoon, before noticing noticing the EQ in question. But I didn’t care to look at the time, thinking it was probably just construction blasting.

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