Earthquake swarm west of Langjökull glacier

Few weeks ago an earthquake swarm started west of Langjökull glacier and is on the edge of western fracture zone. That earthquake swarm then stopped and has now started again and it appears that the magnitude of the earthquakes is increasing. The magnitude has gone from mostly 1,0 and up to mostly 2,0.

The earthquake activity west of Langjökull glacier. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

This earthquake swarm has all the signs of being intra-plate earthquake swarm, but due to location of it’s hard to be sure if that is the case. No fault lines are document at this location, that means no major earthquake activity has taken place there for a long time.


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