Strong earthquake swarm far north of Iceland

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year even if current situation is difficult in the world.

Current break in eruptions is the longest in 60 years according to expert in the news from few days ago. It is not possible to know when this break of eruption in Iceland ends.

Today (04-January-2021) an strong earthquake took place far north of Iceland. Largest earthquake had a magnitude of Mb4,7 according to EMSC (information here). Icelandic Met Office did register this earthquake at magnitude of Mw3,6. Few other earthquakes where recorded with magnitudes from Mw2,5 to Mw3,0 but exact magnitude is difficult to know for sure due to distance.


Green star far north of Iceland is the location of the earthquake. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

There is some uncertainty of location due to distance of the earthquake from any seismometer network. I don’t know if any more earthquakes have happened due to location and only largest of earthquakes are being registered by Icelandic Met Office and other seismometer networks.

Article updated at 22:14 UTC.

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2 Replies to “Strong earthquake swarm far north of Iceland”

  1. Happy new year to you.. Do you know if there is a good documentery of the bardarbunga eruption.? The only I can find on Youtube are short clips of the lava River. Is there a documentary from the first eq to the eruption and so forth?

  2. I am not aware of any documentary being made about the eruption in Bárðarbunga volcano in the years 2014 to 2015 in Iceland. I don’t know about any foreign media that might create such work.

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