Earthquake swarm west of Kleifarvatn lake

During the night of 25. November 2023 at 03:42 UTC an earthquake swarm took place just west of Kleifarvatn lake. Largest of this earthquake had a magnitude of Mw3,0. This earthquake swarm is a tension breaking earthquake swarm connected to the inflation in Svartsengi and the formation of the dyke under Grindavík. There’s going to be a lot of this type of earthquakes all over Reykjanes peninsula and on Reykjanes ridge in next few months.

Green star just west of Kleifarvatn lake. Few yellow dots nearby.
The earthquake activity west of Kleifarvatn lake and other nearby areas. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

There are no reports of this earthquake having been felt in Reykjavík.

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