Articles tagged "reykjanes peninsula"

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Volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir continues, lava flow steady at 5 - 7 m3 per second, Iceland

The volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland has now been ongoing for 9 days, with lava flowing steadily at 5 to 7 cubic meters per second, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported on March 29, 2021. A lot of data has been collected since the...

March 29, 2021

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High level of volcanic gases measured close to the eruption site at Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

A volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur​ near Fagradalsfjall on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula continues since March 19, 2021. Lava fountain activity is still low and mapping of the lava flow is in progress. While no volcanic ash has been detected, a high level of...

March 23, 2021

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Eruption starts near Fagradalsfjall on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula

A volcanic eruption started near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur, Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system, Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula at 20:45 UTC on March 19, 2021, after more than 50 000 earthquakes registered since February 24. The last...

March 20, 2021

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Magma chamber continues to expand, more than 35 000 earthquakes hit Reykjanes Peninsula in two weeks, Iceland

The seismo-volcanic crisis on Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland continues on March 11, 2021, with more than 35 000 earthquakes detected since February 24, 2021. The probability of an eruption is increasing and the most likely place where it might start is from Keilir to...

March 11, 2021

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New seismic tremor on Reykjanes Peninsula, more than 22 000 earthquakes since February 24, Iceland

A new seismic tremor similar to the one measured on March 3 started on Reykjanes Peninsula at 00:22 UTC on March 7, 2021. Today's tremor was much shorter than the one on March 3 -- it lasted 20 minutes vs. several hours four days ago. Seismicity increased...

March 07, 2021

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Sudden increase in seismic tremor southwest of Keilir at Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

A sudden increase in seismic tremor was detected throughout most of Iceland's national seismic network at 14:20 UTC on March 3, 2021. Similar bursts of tremor have been observed ahead of previous volcanic eruptions in Iceland. As of 19:00 UTC, the tremor...

March 03, 2021

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15 000 earthquakes hit the Reykjanes Peninsula since February 24, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has detected around 15 000 earthquakes in Reykjanes Peninsula since an intense earthquake swarm started on February 24, 2021. By March 1, the number rose to over 10 000 and by March 3 it's already around 15 000, with quite a few...

March 03, 2021

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Aviation Color Code for Krysuvik volcano raised to Yellow, Iceland

The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) has raised the Aviation Color Code for Krysuvik volcano to Yellow on February 24, 2021, due to increased seismicity near the volcano. The last eruption at this volcano took place in the year 1340. Intense seismic activity...

February 26, 2021

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Nearly 5 000 earthquakes hit Reykjanes Peninsula in 2 days, Iceland

Nearly 5 000 earthquakes have been registered in two distinct clusters on Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland since February 24, 2021. The swarm includes two earthquakes above M5.0 -- M5.7 at 10:05 UTC and M5.0 at 10:30 UTC, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported at 09:05...

February 26, 2021

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Very intense earthquake swarm shaking Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

A very intense earthquake swarm started close to Fagradalsfjall in Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland on the morning of February 24, 2021. The strongest in the sequence so far was M5.7, 3 km (1.8 miles) SSW of Keilir at 10:05 UTC, followed by numerous aftershocks. The...

February 24, 2021

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Significant ground deformation associated with earthquakes on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) is reporting significant ground deformation associated with a series of earthquakes that occurred on the Reykjanes Peninsula, between Fagradalsfjall and Kleifarvatn, from October 16 to 22, 2020. The largest quake in the series was...

October 28, 2020

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M5.6 earthquake hits Reykjanes peninsula, the largest since 2003, Iceland

A shallow M5.6 earthquake hit about 5 km (3.1 miles) W of the geothermal area in Seltun on Iceland's Reykjanes peninsula at 13:43 UTC on October 20, 2020. This is the largest earthquake measured in the peninsula since 2003. According to the Icelandic Met Office...

October 21, 2020

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Large-scale volcano-tectonic reactivation event in the Reykjanes peninsula, satellites map surface deformation, Iceland

Intense earthquake swarm that started in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland's Reykjavik peninsula on July 18, 2020, is slowly decreasing over time, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reports. The current earthquake activity is interpreted to be part of a larger scale...

July 24, 2020

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Seismic activity increased around Grindavik, deformation data show new signs of inflation, Iceland

Seismic activity increased around Grindavík at the end of May 2020. Since then almost 2 500 earthquakes were registered, most of them below M1.0. The activity in the region has increased episodically since January this year due to deformation caused by...

June 17, 2020

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Seismic activity still ongoing on Reykjanes Peninsula but number of earthquakes has decreased significantly

Seismic activity is still ongoing on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland but the number of earthquakes has decreased significantly in recent weeks, IMO reported at 07:41 UTC on May 11, 2020. The current observations and the course of events over the last several months...

May 11, 2020


Evidence of a new magma deposit in Reykjanes peninsula, more than 6 000 earthquakes in 3 months, Iceland

Considerable seismic activity continues at the Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland, with more than 6 000 earthquakes manually checked since the beginning of the year. According to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), this is the most intense activity ever recorded in the region...

April 07, 2020

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New inflation and associated uplift detected at Mt. Thorbjorn volcano, Iceland

The latest results of deformation around Mt. Thorbjorn volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula indicate that inflation causing an uplift in the area has started again, the Icelandic Met Office reported on March 19, 2020. The uplift is slower than in January but seems to...

March 20, 2020

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Mt. Thorbjorn volcano - Strong earthquake hits near Grindavik, the largest since 2013, Iceland

A strong earthquake registered by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) as M5.2 hit 4.9 km (3 miles) NE of the city of Grindavik at 10:25 UTC on March 12, 2020. The quake struck at a depth of 6.1 km (3.8 miles) and was felt in large areas of SW-Iceland. More than 400...

March 13, 2020

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Earthquake activity near Mt. Thorbjorn significantly decreased, uplift no longer being observed, Iceland

Earthquake activity near Mount Thorbjorn has significantly decreased recently, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) noted at 02:21 UTC on March 4, 2020. The office added that uplift is no longer being observed, which is likely due to the halt of magma inflow. Indications...

March 04, 2020