Earthquake activity in Reykjanes volcano

Earthquake activity has been increasing on Reykjanes peninsula as inflation continues after the end of the eruption in Fagradalsfjall mountain. New eruption can start on Reykjanes peninsula without much warning in Fargardalsfjall mountain. The current activity is now north-west of Grindavík town in a volcano named Reykjanes.

Green star north west of Grindavík town, showing the earthquake activity in Reykjanes volcano
Earthquake activity in Reykjanes volcano, north-west of Grindavík town. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

During the night an earthquake with magnitude of Mw3,2 (at 04:29 UTC) took place in Reykjanes volcano. It was felt in Grindavík town. Smaller earthquakes have continued in that area since that earthquake, but current rate of earthquakes is at the writing of this article low. That might change without warning. It is unclear what type of earthquake this is, it is possible that this is an earthquake because of ongoing inflation in Fagradalsfjall mountain and resulted stress changes that happen following that in nearby areas. At the writing of this article, everything remains quiet and there are no signs that an eruption is about to start.