Strong earthquake swarm in Katla volcano

This morning there was a strong earthquake swarm in Katla volcano. At the writing of this article the largest earthquake had a magnitude of Mw4,8 and the second largest earthquake had a magnitude of Mw4,7, the third largest earthquake had a magnitude of Mw4,5. This earthquakes where felt in nearby farms and towns close to Katla volcano. Currently, a lot of smaller earthquakes have happened in Katla volcano.

Red dots and green stars in Katla volcano caldera showing the main earthquake activity.
Earthquake activity in Katla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

There are no changes in harmonic tremor levels at the writing of this article. That makes an eruption unlikely to happen now. That might change later without warning. The air aviation code has been moved to yellow and can be viewed here.

I’ll write a new article if something more happens.

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