Early information: Magnitude Mw5,2 earthquake in Hekla volcano system

This is early information but it seems that a magnitude Mw5,2 or larger earthquake took place in Hekla volcano system at 13:21 UTC. This might be a start of an eruption in Hekla volcano, but currently it is too early to know for sure. This is inside Hekla volcano system in a area called Vatnafjöll that have regularly erupted.

Earthquake activity in Hekla volcanos system in a area that is called Vatnafjöll. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

It is not possible to know what is going to happen next in this area. But there is a risk of a magnitude Mw7,0 earthquake. If that is going to happens is impossible to know.

3 Replies to “Early information: Magnitude Mw5,2 earthquake in Hekla volcano system”

  1. Hekla won’t do anything. A long time yet. Why? And because Bardabuga has already done and now Fagradralsfjall. The stresses will equalize and hence earthquakes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.