Earthquake in Vatnafjöll mountain during the night

At 03:17 UTC on 26-November-2021 an earthquake with magnitude of Mw3,5 took place in Vatnafjöll mountains that are south of Hekla volcano. This earthquake was not felt or it was not reported to Icelandic Met Office.

Green star south of Hekla volcano in a swarm of blue, orange and one dark red dot showing the earthquake activity in the area over the lst 48 hours
Earthquake activity south of Hekla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

This earthquake activity is an aftershock of the large Mw5,2 earthquake that took place in this area over one week ago. There continues to be a risk for strong earthquake in this area.


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