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, 27. March - 2. April, 2023

Around 390 earthquakes were detected last week by IMO‘s SIL seismic network, less then the previous week when they counted around 470 in total. No earthquake exceeded a magnitude over 3.0 during this week but the largest earthquake was measured a M2.9 and was located just northeast of Grimsey on the 29th of March, around 50 earthquakes have occured in that location during this past week.

A minor earthquake swarm began by Mt. Högnhöfði in the evening of 31st of March and is ongoing, over 50 earthquakes have since been located.

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

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