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, 10 - 16. April, 2023

Around 620 earthquakes occured this week by IMO‘s SIL seimic network, more then the previous week when they counted around 450 in total. All earthquakes inland were below a M3.0 but the two largest earthquakes were a magnitude 3.0, located 230 km north of Iceland. Around fifty earthquakes were located just southwest of Reykjanestá in a swarm that started the 15th of April. Around hundred and fourty earthquakes occured in an ongoing earthquake swarm that started the 5th of April just west of Herðubreið and around 40 earthquakes were located north of Hlíðarvatn in the Reykjanes peninsula.

More information on earthquake activity in Iceland can be found in Skjálfta-Lísa

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