Ongoing earthquake swarm in Vatnafjöll mountain south of Hekla volcano

The earthquake activity south of Hekla volcano is ongoing and the largest earthquakes in recent days have had a magnitude of Mw3,8 and Mw3,3. Other earthquakes in recent days have been smaller. The largest earthquakes have been felt in nearby farms and Hvolvollur town and in Hella town.

Green stars south of Hekla volcano show the location of the earthquake swarm. A lot of blue dots show the many earthquakes that have happened there in last 48 hours.
The earthquake activity south of Hekla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

In the last few days it looks like the earthquake activity has been moving slight north and it is unclear why that is happening. No changes have been observed in Hekla volcano, there was a minor earthquake swarm in Hekla volcano few days ago but that did not result in anything. There continues to be a risk of a strong earthquake in this area. When that might happen or if that is going to happen is impossible to know.

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