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 9. - 15. October 2023

Around 900 earthquakes were detected on the Met Office seismic network during the last week. Approximately 700 earthquakes have been manually reviewed. The week was less active than the previous week 1100 events were detected. The main activity was as usual on the Reykjanes peninsula. The largest event of the week was a M3.6 in Bárðarbunga in Vatnajökull on October 14th at 16:13. Three minor earthquakes were detected in Hekla, all smaller than M0.6.

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