Iceland: rumblings at the Reykjanes Ridge 2 November 2009Posted by admin in activity reports, Iceland.
Tags: Iceland, Reykjanes Ridge, submarine volcanism
Boris Behncke has posted a tip-off in the comments here that some significant earthquake activity has been recorded along the Reykjanes Ridge south-west of Iceland yesterday and today. The majority of the activity, including a large number of magnitude 3+ quakes and some exceeding magnitude 4, occurred yesterday, Sunday 1 November. Today things have been quieter.
The Reykjanes Ridge, part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system, is a volcanically active area, and these earthquakes may be related to submarine volcanic activity.