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. January, 2023

About 240 earthquakes were observed on the SIL seismic network last week and have all events been manually reviewed. The activity this week is slightly less than the week before when 350 events were located. The highest activity was on Reykjanestá, in Mýrdalsjökull glacier and on the Grímsey fracture zone. The largest earthquakes of the week were of M2.8 and 2.9 on Kolbeinsey ridge. The largest earthquake on Iceland was in Kleifarvatn of M2.8 om January 11th. Seisemicity near Grjótárvatn lake continued and and interesting event was detected far east of Langanes of M3.5 on January 10th. No earthquake was detected in Mt. Hekla.

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

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