News Tagged with “Earthquakes”

Geothermal heat in Hveradalir, in Kerlingarfjöll mountains in the central highlands.

Iceland's geography- a volatile mixture of volcanic and seismic activity

14 Apr Formed roughly 25 million years ago, Iceland is situated where two of the world’s biggest tectonic plates, the Eurasian and North American, literally pull apart in the North Atlantic Ocean.

"Plenty of reason to monitor the course of events carefully."

Seismic activity in Öræfajökull still going strong

28 Mar Seismic activity in Öræfajökull volcano continues. This month, fourteen earthquakes measuring over 1.2 have been detected.

The earthquakes this morning with the largest shown as a green star on the map.

Swarm of earthquakes hits North Iceland

27 Mar Almost thirty earthquakes occurred in North Iceland and the ocean north of Iceland last night. The largest earthquake of the swarm occcured at 2.30 AM at a magnitude of 3.0. Its origins were around 20 km North East of Siglufjörður.

The ice cave has been named Kristallinn - or the crystal.

Unusual smell detected in ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull

26 Mar An unusual smell was detected in an ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull yesterday. Specialists from the Iceland Met Office are now using equipment to measure for sulphur dioxide and sulphur hydroxide in the cave.

A map showing the earthquakes last night.

Earthquake measuring 4.3 in Bárðarbunga

22 Mar Last night an earthquake of the magnitude 4.3 was detected in the southern part of the Bárðarbunga caldera followed by several aftershocks. No signs of volcanic eruption says the Iceland Met Office.

Earthquake of 3.7 in Öxarfjörður

22 Feb An earthquake of the magnitude of 3.7 occurred in Öxarfjörður at around 7.30 this morning some 15 km West - Southwest of Kópasker in North Iceland.

Earthquakes at Grímsey.

Bigger quake possibly on its way

19 Feb "We think it's likely that the seismis activity will die down and that this morning's quake was the largest, but there could be a larger one or one of a similar size that will arrive. We can't rule that out," says Hildur María Friðriksdóttir at the Iceland Met Office asked about this mornings earthquake just off Grímsey and the ensuing uncertainty level raised by the Civil Protection in Iceland.

Largest earthquake so far in Grímsey

19 Feb An earthquake of a magnitude of 5.2 was detected at Grímsey island at around 7 this morning. The powerful quake was felt in many parts of North Iceland and the department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has declared a level of incertitude in North Iceland.

Grímsey is the northernmost point of Iceland. Here you can see the earthquakes occuring with the green stars signifying quakes over the magnitude of 3.

Three earthquakes over magnitude of 3 in the space of half an hour

16 Feb There are still numerous earthquakes at Grímsey island in North Iceland and this morning three were measured at 3.5 to 3.6 on the Richter scale in the space of thirty minutes.

The green star shows where the earthquake occurred.

Large earthquake in Öræfajökull

9 Feb At just past five this morning an earthquake measuring 3.6 was detected in Öræfajökull. This is the largest quake measured over the past period of incertitude in the volcano.

Flóðbylgjuviðvörun var gefin út í Alaska í kjölfar skjálftans, sem var ð á 25 km dýpi um 300 km suðaust­ur af Kodiak. A tsunami warning was issued this morning in Alaska after an earthquake occured 300 km South East of Kodiak.

Alaska quake showed up on Icelandic seismographs

23 Jan The huge earthquake detected off the coast of Alaska this morning was clearly detected on Icelandic seismographs. The earthquake measured 7.9 in magnitude.

The green star shows the centre of origin of the earthquake.

Earth shakes in Grindavík, just near the Blue Lagoon

22 Jan A sharp earthquake was felt in the town of Grindavík last night at 21:15 measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale. It was followed by two other smaller quakes. A lot of people felt the earthquake and rang the Iceland Met Office.

The last eruption in Öræfajökull occured in 1727.

Earthquake in Öræfajökull last night

18 Jan An earthquake measuring 3.2 occurred at 02:14 AM in the North Eastern part of Öræfajökull volcano. There are no signs of an eruption according to the Iceland Met Office.

Bárðarbunga.

Two earthquakes over 4 detected in Bárðarbunga

20 Dec Two earthquakes occurred at Bárðarbunga last night, both at a magnitude of over 4 on the Richter scale.

Bárðarbunga í Vatnajökli.

Earthquake measuring 3.5 in Bárðarbunga

16 Dec An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale occurred just before three AM last night around 2.5 km South East of the Bárðarbunga caldera.

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