Earthquake swarm on Reykjanes peninsula (close to Hengill volcano)

Today (11-August-2018) there has been a earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes Peninsula close to Hengill volcano (but not in that volcano system). This earthquake swarm is currently ongoing and largest earthquake so far has had a magnitude of 2,6.

The earthquake swarm (red dots) on Reykjanes peninsula. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

It is impossible to know how this is going to develop in this earthquake swarm. Stronger earthquakes might happen but it is impossible to know if they are going to happen.


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4 Replies to “Earthquake swarm on Reykjanes peninsula (close to Hengill volcano)”

    1. So far away from Iceland that I do not bother writing about them. It needs to be a considerable higher activity before that happens. Like a magnitude 4,5 or stronger earthquake.

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