Earthquake activity in western part of Katla volcano

This morning (11. March 2023) at 07:02 UTC an earthquake with magnitude of Mw3,1 took place in western part of Katla volcano. This earthquake happened in Katla volcano caldera rim. The depth was 1,1 km. This was a single earthquake, at the writing of this article.

Green star in the western part of Katla volcano caldera. This is just a one star and one orange dot showing smaller earthquake slightly north of this earthquake.
Earthquake activity in Katla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Since this earthquake there has not been any new earthquake activity in Katla volcano. I am not sure why that is, but it there’s a chance this earthquake activity might just be over. There has been a lot of frost quakes in last few hours, because of a cold weather happening in Iceland. With freezing going down to -20C in some areas.

One Reply to “Earthquake activity in western part of Katla volcano”

  1. She is maybe just shivering! In -20c .. we’d be too! The other few which are juxtaposed also correlate to your assessment. It is somewhat difficult to obtain an accurate pinpointed measurement of a cryoseism due to how Ice allows sound to travel long distances from the initial frequency. It is a very large ice cap though, & these are as you say, probable. 😉

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