Minor earthquake activity in Krafla volcano

Today (12-October-2019) during the night there was a small earthquake activity in Krafla volcano. This earthquake activity is minor and largest earthquake had a magnitude of Mw1,0 and all other earthquakes were smaller in magnitude.

The earthquake activity in Krafla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

There is a chance this earthquake activity is the result of water being pumped into the crust under high pressure. If that’s not the case this is just normal tectonic earthquake activity that sometimes happens in this area.


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Minor earthquake swarm in Krafla volcano

On 7-December-2015 a minor earthquake swarm took place in Krafla volcano. The strongest earthquake in this swarm had the magnitude of 3,2. I don’t know if it was felt in nearby town. It was followed by few minor earthquakes, both before and after.

The earthquake swarm in Krafla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

I don’t expect any more earthquake activity in Krafla volcano. At least not outside normal background activity.

Interesting earthquake swarm in TFZ

Today (12.12.2012) there was a interesting earthquake swarm in south part of TFZ (close to a place called Ásbyrgi). This earthquake swarm did consist mostly of minor earthquakes. With magnitudes of from ML0.2 and up to magnitude ML2.6. This earthquake swarm is tectonic in nature. I do not believe it is volcanic in nature. But this earthquake swarm is inside Krafla volcano fissure swarm or TFZ-NVZ two volcanoes. I am not sure in this case here.

The earthquake swarm is in the corner of this image. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Meteorological Office.

This earthquake swarm might not mean anything special as is. But earthquake activity in this area has been some for the past few years. But it has so far never resulted in any major events so far in this area.