Strong earthquakes deep on Reykjanes ridge

Today (21-August-2022) at 15:28 UTC and 15:27 UTC two strong earthquakes took place at distance of 531 km from Reykjavík. The smaller earthquake had a magnitude of mb4,7 (EMSC information) and the larger earthquake had a magnitude of Mw5,1 (EMSC information). At 16:32 UTC an mb4,4 earthquake took place (EMSC Information).

This might be a eruption at this location or about to start. It is impossible to know for sure because of distance from the coastline and depth of ocean at this location. If an eruption happens, it is not going to be observed at all. The ocean depth at this location is 2,5 to 8 km (deepest areas).


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