Earthquake activity in Tjörnes Fracture Zone

During the night of 10-May-2022 an earthquake swarm took place in Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ). Largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude of Mw3,2 and based on distance from the coast it is unlikely that this earthquake was felt.

Green star out on the ocean east of Grímsey island where the Mw3,2 earthquake took place
Earthquake activity east of Grímsey island. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

This earthquake activity is normal for this part of Tjörnes Fracture Zone. It is not possible to know what is going to happen next in this activity if anything and it might just stop.


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