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 21 - 27 August 2023, Week 34

Around 700 earthquakes were located in Iceland in the last week, compared to 1000 last week. The activity was mainly on the Reykjanes peninsula and in the North part, near Grímsey.

The largest earthquake of the week was a M3.1, 13 km East of Grímsey on August 22nd at 14:57. An M3.0 earthquake was located in Bárðarbunga on August 23rd at 17:30. Two minor earthquakes were located near Hekla in the week.

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