Earthquake swarm in Herðurbreiðartögl

Yesterday (10-July-2020) an earthquake swarm took place in Herðurbreiðartögl mountains. There is no known volcano in this area and the source of this earthquake swarm is most likely an tectonic stresses in this area. The largest earthquake had a magnitude Mw3,2 (14:15 UTC) and Mw3,1 (17:47 UTC). This earthquake swarm is still ongoing but there aren’t many earthquakes happening at the writing of this article.

The earthquakes swarm in Herðubreiðartögl area. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

The mountains in this area where created in eruptions during last glacier period around 12.000 years ago or earlier.


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