From Iceland — Reykjanes Is Rumbling Again

Reykjanes Is Rumbling Again

Published May 25, 2021

Alina Maurer
Photo by
Veðurstofa Íslands

After a rough few weeks of earthquakes at the beginning of the year right before the eruption in Geldingadalur, many people were shaken again after feeling the latest occurrence.

On Monday evening around half past 9, an earthquake was felt in the capital area.
According to RÚV, the earthquake had a magnitude of 3.4 and its source was about 4.7 km northeast of Brennisteinsfjöll. Brennisteinsfjöll is a minor volcanic system about 25 km from Reykjavík on the Reykjanes peninsula.

The earthquake is most likely related to a shift of tension in the Reykjanes belt, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office. The situation will be further monitored.

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