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 Jan. 22nd - 28th - week 4 2024

This week 670 earthquakes were located by the automatic system and 530 events have been manually reviewed. Around 320 earthquakes took place on the Reykjanes Peninsula. One of the largest events of the week occurred on the peninsula, a magnitude 3.1 west of Bláfjöll mountains early on Saturday morning. Some aftershock activity followed. An earthquake of the same size was detected in Eldey on January 25th.

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