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, 14th -20th of August - week 33

Just under 1.000 earthquakes were located in Iceland between August 14th and 20th. The activity was scattered over the whole country, from Reykjanes Ridge in the south to Kolbeinsey Ridge in the north. Around 650 earthquakes have been manually reviewed. Six events above M3.0 were located but only one of them was on land, a M3.2 in Bárðarbunga. The rest were all off shore on Reykjanes and Kolbeinsey Ridges. Activity has dwindled on the Reykjanes Peninsula compared to last week, aroun 270 events were detected and located there this week. The largest event was a M2.9 at Mount Keilir on Saturday August 19th.

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