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Posts treating: "earthquakes"

Friday, 16 February 2018

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Update on earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ) at 11:19 UTC 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-02-16 12:19:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Information in this article is going to get outdated quickly. When this is written there have been 999 earthquakes in the last 48 hours in the area that is east of Grímsey island when this article is written. Most earthquakes … Continue reading →

Increase in the earthquake activity in TFZ (Tjörnes Fracture Zone) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-02-15 16:03:36]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Information in this article might get outdated quickly due to fast moving nature of the current earthquake swarm in TFZ. The earthquake swarm that started on 28-January-2018 continues (article here). A strong earthquake swarm started east of Grímsey island almost … Continue reading →

Small earthquake swarm on SISZ 6 km north-east of Selfoss town 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-02-13 11:59:46]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Today (13-February-2018) at around 08:00 UTC a earthquake swarm started in SISZ just 6 km north-east of Selfoss town. This earthquake swarm is currently ongoing. Largest earthquake so far had the magnitude of 2,8 and was felt in Selfoss and … Continue reading →

Magnitude 3,4 earthquake on Reykjanes peninsula 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-02-12 11:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Today (12-February-2018) at 01:14 UTC a magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place on Reykjanes peninsula. I am not sure if this earthquake was felt by any people in nearby villages and towns. The earthquake at Reykjanes peninsula. Copyright of this image … Continue reading →

Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-02-09 08:28:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info
Today (09-Februar-2018) at 05:07 UTC a magnitude 3,6 earthquake took place in Öræfajökull volcano. This is now the strongest earthquake in Öræfajökull volcano since this earthquake activity started in 2017. With earlier earthquake only having the magnitude of 3,4 (article … Continue reading →

Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull and Esjufjöll volcanoes 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-02-06 04:39:44]  recommend  recommend this post  info
I am writing about both Öræfajökull and Esjufjöll volcanoes in this article. Öræfajökull volcano Earthquake activity continues in Öræfajökull volcano. As before most earthquakes are smaller than magnitude 1,0. Earthquake activity is mostly in the caldera but reaches a little … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm on TFZ continues 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-02-06 03:44:52]  recommend  recommend this post  info
The earthquake swarm on Tjörnes Fracture Zone that started on 28-January-2018 continues and on Sunday 4-February-2018 a magnitude 3,1 earthquake took place. Currently the earthquake activity is ongoing. The earthquake activity in TFZ during the last 48 hours. Copyright of … Continue reading →

Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-02-02 06:06:31]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Earthquake activity continues in Öræfajökull volcano and it remains at yellow status [website can be found here]. Like before the earthquake activity is small in magnitude. The earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano (orange dots to the south). Copyright of this … Continue reading →

Ongoing earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fracture Zone 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-02-01 03:24:46]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Yesterday (31-January-2018) an earthquake swarm continued in Tjörnes Fracture Zone east of Grímsey Island. More than 100 earthquakes happened in the main earthquake swarm yesterday but none of them reached magnitude above 3,0. Strongest magnitude recorded was 2,6 (at 03:46 … Continue reading →

Strong earthquake swarm on Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-01-29 05:33:33]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Yesterday (28-January-2018) a earthquake swarm started in Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ). This earthquake swarm is ongoing and current numbers might change and magnitudes of earthquakes from what they currently are. At the moment largest earthquake that has been recorded happened … Continue reading →

Magnitude 3,5 earthquake 2,6 km from Grindavík village 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-01-22 23:18:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Yesterday (21-January-2018) at 21:15 UTC an earthquake with magnitude of 3,5 took place 2,5 km from Grindavík village. This earthquake was clearly felt in Grindavík village. This earthquake was at depth of 5,0 km. The magnitude 3,5 earthquake (green star) … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm in Tungnafellsjökull volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-01-20 20:37:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
In the last 24 hours (20-January-2018) an earthquake swarm started in Tungnafellsjökull volcano. All earthquakes that have happened so far are small and no earthquakes have so far reached magnitude 1,0. The earthquakes in Tungnafellsjökull volcano (red dots), north of … Continue reading →

Strong earthquake swarm deep on the Reykjanes ridge 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-01-12 01:37:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info
Yesterday (11-January-2018) at 09:46 and 09:50 UTC two strong earthquakes took place around 780 km deep south west of Iceland. The earlier earthquake had a magnitude of Mw5,4 (EMSC information here) and the second earthquake had a magnitude of mb4,9 … Continue reading →

Earthquake warning systems are hard, but not having one is worse. 

Highly Allochthonous [2018-01-11 13:00:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
The premise of earthquake early warning systems is simple. An earthquake produces several different kinds of seismic waves that race away from the rupture point. Because they are different kinds of vibrations, they travel at different speeds; and the farther … Continue reading →

Sharp increase in earthquakes in Katla volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2018-01-06 01:29:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
Yesterday (05-January-2018) a warning was issued about higher conductivity in glacier rivers from Mýrdalsjökull glacier. This is due to increased activity in Katla volcano. At the moment the conductivity is around 613 µS/cm according to Icelandic Met Office (I can’t … Continue reading →

A Seismic Summary of 2017 

Highly Allochthonous [2018-01-02 04:12:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
Why 2017 was a quiet year - and an examination of the provocative hypothesis that 2018 may not be. Continue reading →

Small earthquake swarm in Katla volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-12-30 19:20:54]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Today (30-December-2017) a small earthquake swarm took place in Katla volcano. This earthquake activity was a minor one and the largest earthquake only had a magnitude of 1,4 and all other earthquakes where smaller. Earthquake activity in Katla volcano. Copyright … Continue reading →

No changes in Öræfajökull volcano earthquake activity 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-12-30 18:38:19]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Earthquake activity continues in Öræfajökull volcano as has been doing for past several months. Earthquake activity goes up and down a little, some days there are fewer earthquakes while in others there is more activity. Latest earthquake activity in Öræfajökull … Continue reading →

Earthquake activity increasing again in Öræfajökull volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-12-23 17:57:21]  recommend  recommend this post  info
After quiet two weeks in Öræfajökull volcano earthquake activity has started in increase again. As before the magnitude of earthquakes happening remains small with only few earthquakes reaching magnitudes above 1,5. Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. Copyright of this image … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm in Hengill volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-12-23 12:23:12]  recommend  recommend this post  info
At 05:36 UTC a earthquake swarm started in Hengill volcano. Several dozen earthquakes took place and the largest earthquake had the magnitude of 3,4 and the second largest had a magnitude of 3,0. All other earthquakes where smaller in magnitude. … Continue reading →
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