Earthquakes Rumbling In North Iceland, Again — The Reykjavik Grapevine

Earthquakes Rumbling In North Iceland, Again

Published October 1, 2013

More than 50 earthquakes have been detected north of fjord Eyjafjörður, North Iceland, since 6 o’clock Tuesday morning, RÚV reports.

A new wave of seismic activity started in the area a few days ago but earlier this year, earthquakes rumbled residents of Grímsey for days.

According to the Met Office’s automatic seismographs, a few of the quakes this morning have been around 3 in magnitude.

It is believed that the seismic activity is connected to magma intrusion at a great depth in the lithosphere.

Those wishing to keep track of the seismic activity in Iceland can visit the Icelandic Met Office website.

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