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 - week 24 June 12th to June 18th 2023

About 660 earthquakes were measured by the SIL seismic network in week 24. Of them, about 600 events have been manually processed. This is a slight increase from the previous week (23) where around 550 earthquakes were located. The largest earthquake this week of M3.1 was located in Bárðarbunga Volcano. By Geitlandsjökull glacier a M2.8 earthquake was measured. High seismic activity was noted on the Reykjanes peninsula where a little less than 130 individual events have been located between Mt. Fagradalsfjall and Mt. Keilir most of them smaller than M1.5. 

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