Update three on earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ)

This is a short update about the Mw5,8 (USGS/EMSC have magnitude Mw6,0) earthquake in Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ) that happened yesterday (21-June-2020) at 19:07 UTC. The Mw5,8 earthquake that happened yesterday was further out in the ocean and that resulted in the earthquake being less felt than if it would have been closer to populated areas. Currently there is a risk of Mw7,0 earthquake in this area according to Icelandic Met Office. It is not possible to know when such a earthquake might happen.

The activity is now along all of Eyjafjarðaráll rift valley. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Earthquake activity remains dense. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

If a large earthquake happens I’ll try and publish update soon as possible.

Icelandic Met Office has put up an English article. It can be read below.

A strong earthquake swarm offshore North Iceland (vedur.is).


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