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, 17. – 23. July, week 29.

Around 1100 earthquakes were detected this week by IMO's SIL system, of which just over 500 events have been manually reviewed. Of the 1100 events detected this week around 540 were on the Reykjanes peninsula, mostly around the dyke intrusion between Litli Hrútur and Keilir and by Kleifarvatn. The largest earthquake this week of M3.5 was measured in southwest Mýrdalsjökull at 23:17 on the 23rd of July. It could be fellt well amongst in Þórsmörk, Skógar and Hvolsvöllur. Continued activity was southeast of Skjaldbreið this week with an increasd activity on the 20th of July. A total of 270 earthquakes were measured southeast of Skjaldbreið this week with the largest earthquake of M3.0 on the 20th of July.

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