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#1 2015-01-17 12:35:50

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Earthquake swarm at Torfajökull (near Hekla)

Today several earthquakes took place in the region Torfajökull, near Hekla volcano and Mýrdalsjökull:

Saturday
17.01.2015    11:26:04    63.583    -19.105    1.1 km    0.5    90.0    0.4 km NW of Hábunga
17.01.2015    11:06:57    63.982    -19.073    0.7 km    0.1    74.7    1.1 km SSW of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    10:52:35    63.987    -19.110    2.2 km    2.0    99.0    2.4 km W of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    10:36:55    63.990    -19.096    1.6 km    1.4    99.0    1.7 km W of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    10:32:46    63.986    -19.108    3.0 km    1.5    99.0    2.3 km WSW of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    10:30:26    63.992    -19.105    0.8 km    1.1    99.0    2.1 km W of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    10:28:18    63.989    -19.114    1.5 km    2.5    99.0    2.6 km W of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    10:20:15    63.988    -19.105    2.8 km    1.5    99.0    2.2 km W of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    10:17:23    63.986    -19.107    1.8 km    1.6    99.0    2.3 km W of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    10:14:59    63.989    -19.106    2.0 km    1.2    99.0    2.2 km W of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    10:13:30    64.000    -19.097    1.8 km    1.1    99.0    2.0 km WNW of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    10:09:12    63.987    -19.112    1.6 km    2.1    99.0    2.5 km W of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    09:28:05    63.990    -19.104    2.7 km    1.3    99.0    2.1 km W of Landmannalaugar
17.01.2015    07:47:45    63.989    -19.110    2.4 km    1.5    99.0    2.4 km W of Landmannalaugar

Highest magnitude was M2.5. It looks like a new tectonic event. Yesterday there was an earthquake near Hekla, so we should keep an eye on this region.

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IMO:

This morning (17 Jan) a series of earthquakes is occurring at the Torfajökull area, 2-3 km west of Landmannalaugar. The largest was an M2.5 at 10:28 but a dozen in total. These earthquakes are of shallow origin and are probably caused by geothermal activity in the area.


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#2 2015-09-09 04:56:10

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Re: Earthquake swarm at Torfajökull (near Hekla)

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#3 2017-03-10 18:19:24

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Re: Earthquake swarm at Torfajökull (near Hekla)

Smoke from Hekla!

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