Rare earthquake in Snæfellsjökull volcano

A single earthquake took place in Snæfellsjökull volcano today (16. May 2023) at 14:46 UTC. This was a single Mw2,0 earthquake with depth of 0,1 km. This earthquake was 5,4 km east of Hellisandur town. If this earthquake was felt is not known to me (nothing reported in the news).

Red dot just north of the glacier of Snæfellsjökull volcano. This is on Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Earthquake in Snæfellsjökull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

It is rare to see earthquakes like this on Snæfellsjökull volcano and this is the first earthquake I write about from Icelandic Met Office data. Research has shown that small earthquake activity does regularly happen in Snæfellsjökull volcano.

Earthquake with magnitude of Mw7,8 in Turkey

Today (6. February 2023) at 01:17 UTC an earthquake with magnitude of Mw7,8 took place in south Turkey. Damage is to be expected in this type of earthquake. This earthquake was felt over a wide area. Because of high electric price, I’ve been unable to run my seismometer in Denmark and I did not record this earthquake for that reason. At this magnitude this earthquake was recorded all over Europe in professional and citizen science seismometers.

EMSC information can be found here and USGS information can be found here. Links can stop working without warning.

Magnitude mb5,2 earthquake in Central Mediterranean sea, south of Malta

Today (30. January 2023) at 19:55 UTC (20:55 CET) an earthquake with magnitude of mb5,2 took place south of Malta in Central Mediterranean sea. According to reports to EMSC, this earthquake was felt in Malta. Damage is unlikely because of distance from populated areas. This is not the first earthquake in this area and this earthquake activity is what I consider interesting.

Since there’s a slight chance it might be volcano or magma related, but I am not sure on that because I don’t have any good knowledge of this area. There might be a volcano in this area, but for same reasons as before. I am not sure because of my lack of knowledge of this area. Maps, good as they are, don’t show any noticeable features on the ocean floor in this area.

Information about this earthquake can be found here on EMSC website.

Magnitude Mw5,9 earthquake in Iran, close to border with Turkey

Today (28. January 2023) an earthquake with magnitude of Mw5,9 took place in Iran, close to the border with Turkey. According to EMSC reports this earthquake was felt over a wide area. I don’t know if any damage happened, but that is likely if housing is of poor construction. Landslides might also have happened in areas closest to the earthquake.
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Magnitude Mw5,9 earthquake in Eastern Mediterranean Sea

While Iceland is quiet I am going to start writing about earthquake activity around the world. I can’t write about eruptions that are happening globally, because I lack the knowledge to do so. This articles won’t be detailed. Just short information about earthquakes above magnitude Mw5,0 in Europe and earthquakes above Mw6,0 in the rest of the world. I’ll continue to write this articles until the quiet period stops in Iceland.
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