Deep earthquake activity south-east of Katla volcano

Yesterday (5-April-2021) from 17:12 UTC until 17:36 UTC. This where all smaller earthquakes and according to Icelandic Met Office (Kristín on twitter) this area last had this earthquake swarm in this area eight years ago just south-east of Katla volcano.

Mýrdalsjökull glacier that contains Katla volcano. Just south east of Katla volcano a small cluster of  earthquake appeared at great depth in the crust
The earthquake activity south-east of Katla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

This earthquake activity at this location has never resulted in an volcanic eruption in this location during historical times. The depth of this earthquakes was mostly around 19 km and magnitude was from Mw0,7 to Mw1,0.

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3 Replies to “Deep earthquake activity south-east of Katla volcano”

      1. You are right, Z!
        Interesting to see, therefore, for our information this page:
        http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/Katla/
        An Eyjafjalla- and Myrdalsjökull Watch page by IMO.
        It is partly old and needs a revise, but some plots are still updated hourly or even daily.

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