map of Ölfus shows a cluster of dots representing earthquakes
The towns of Selfoss and Hveragerdi cannot be seen under the cluster of dots.

Seismic activity through the night


During the night and into the morning, small afterquakes have been more or less continuous after the strong earthquake in Ölfus yesterday. Most range between 1-2 on the Richter scale and only a few reach 3 or 3.5. As expected, this episode is fading out.

As said earlier, Ölfus lies in the so called south Iceland seismic zone where earthquakes are to be expected because of conflicting rift zones on either side. Further information can be found in a report called Modelling and parameterizing the Soutwest Iceland earthquake release and deformation process, published by IMO in 2006.

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