Two earthquakes in Katla volcano

Today (22-November-2020) at 11:08 UTC an earthquake with magnitude Mw3,1 took place in Katla volcano. No change in harmonic tremor was seen after this earthquake and no other earthquake activity has happened after this earthquake besides a one earthquake with magnitude Mw1,2 at 13:31 UTC.


The earthquake in Katla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Current activity in Katla volcano is below normal background activity for this time of the year. It has been a quiet year for Katla volcano and I am not expecting any change to happen soon.

Donations

Please remember to support my work with donation if you can. It helps me run this website and keep everything going. Thanks for the support. ūüôā

Minor earthquake activity in √Ėr√¶faj√∂kull volcano

After months of being quiet there has now been new earthquake activity in √Ėr√¶faj√∂kull volcano. The earthquake activity that took place was all just minor earthquakes but the deepest of them had a depth of 14 km and the second deepest had a depth of 12 km. Other earthquakes where at shallower depth.


Earthquake activity in √Ėr√¶faj√∂kull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

It is not possible to know what is going on in √Ėr√¶faj√∂kull volcano because what happens before an eruption is not documented in any details and the documents that exists today are old and the oldest documents of an eruption in √Ėr√¶faj√∂kull volcano are getting close to 660 years old. The younger documents are only 293 years old. This earthquake activity seems to be over at the writing of this article but it might resume without warning at any time.

Donations

Please remember support my work since I am currently broke and that situation is getting rather bad for me. Thanks for the support. ūüôā

Earthquake swarm in Hengill volcano

This evening (15-november-2020) an earthquake swarm started in Hengill volcano. It is unclear if this earthquake swarm is because of water injection in this area of just normal earthquake swarm.


The earthquake swarm in Hengill volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

The largest earthquake in this swarm had a magnitude Mw3,3 currently. This earthquake swarm might be ongoing even if it seems to have stopped at the writing of this article. The largest earthquake was felt in Reykjav√≠k, Hverager√įi, Selfoss and other nearby towns.

Donations

Please remember to support my work with donations. Donations are important for me as they help me keep this website and my self running in current difficult time. This video here on YouTube is almost about the same thing but I don’t get brand deals so I have to trust on donations. Thanks for the support. ūüôā

Swarm of small earthquakes in Reykjanes volcano

Today (11-November-2020) a swarm of small earthquakes took place north of Grindavík town in the Reykjanes volcano. This where all small earthquakes and largest earthquake had a magnitude of Mw1,7. At the writing of this article Icelandic Met Office website lists 76 earthquakes on Reykjanes peninsula.


The earthquake activity in the Reykjanes volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

There is not a big change in the GPS data but there is a small change that suggests that Kr√Ĺsuv√≠k volcano has started to inflate more after the magnitude Mw5,6 earthquake. The GPS data can be viewed at University of Iceland GPS Reykjanes time series.

Donations

Please remember to support my work. Currently I am broke and I don’t know how to make it to the end of the month. Everything is going to help me to make it properly to end of November. I hope my money situation improves next year a little but that depends on factors that I don’t have any control over. Thanks for the support. ūüôā