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 30. January - 5. February, 2023

Over the last week 260 earthquakes were detected by IMOs SIL seismic network which is a more than in the previous week where 230 earthquakes were detected. Two earthquakes above M3 were detected in the past week, both of which were located out on Reykjaneshrygg. About 10 earthquakes were detected in Mýrdalsjökull and in Bárðarbunga, which is also where the largest earthquake on land was detected. It was a M2.8 in Bárðarbunga on 5th of February.

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

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