Overview of Earthquake activity

Earthquake activity throughout the country is described in a weekly summary that is written by a Natural Hazard Specialist. The weekly summary is published on the web every Tuesday. It covers the activity of the previous week in all seismic areas and volcanic systems in the country. If earthquake swarms are ongoing or significant events such as larger earthquakes have occurred during the week, they are specifically discussed. 

Weekly overview

Weekly overview, 04. - 10. March - week 10 2024

Weekly overview, 04. - 10. March - week 10 2024

Around 650 earthquakes were detected in week ten, all have been manually reviewed. Last week 1560 earthquakes were detected. This was due to magma propagation from Svartsengi to the dike underneath Súndhnúkagígaröð on March 3rd . Magma continues to accumulate beneath Svartsengi. Considering this, the total amount of magma beneath Svartsengi will be over 11 million cubic metres. There is an increased likelihood of new magma propagation and volcanic eruption within the next days.

Most activity during the last week has been on the Reykjanes peninsula. A minor swarm was deteced near Eiturhól in the Hengill area and minor activity was in Vatnajökull and in the North part of Iceland.

Further news on the ongoing activity near Grindavík can be found here and is updated regularly.

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