More Quakes in South Iceland’s Katla Volcano Skip to content

More Quakes in South Iceland’s Katla Volcano

An earthquake at the magnitude of 3.1 points hit north of Hábunga in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which covers the volcano Katla in South Iceland, around 7 am this morning. The epicenter lay at a depth of 1.1 kilometers.

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Mýrdalsjökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

On Friday, an earthquake at a magnitude of 3.8 points hit in the same location, visir.is reports.

The information was recorded by the Icelandic Meteorological Office’s automatic sensors. They showed that the earthquake this morning was followed by a swarm of minor quakes, all of which had a magnitude of 2.0 or less.

Katla has been subject to series of seismic activity lately.

Click here to read more about Katla and here to read about recent seismic activity in Krýsuvík, Southwest Iceland.

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