Last Updated: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Earthquake Swarm Keeps Iceland Rocking: 500 plus earthquakes


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Update 2013/04/03
More than 500 earthquakes have been recorded in last two days in Iceland. Most of the recent earthquakes in Iceland in Grimsey area have magnitude more than 3.
Icelandic authorities have already warned the people of Iceland to prepare for a possible big earthquake.

M 5.3 moderate earthquake shakes Iceland region today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 48 km NNW of Husavik and 89 km NNE of Akureyri. It was 6.2 miles deep.

About 26,000 people are living within 100 km radius.

Looking magnitude and depth, earthquake in Iceland today will have well felt by the people of Husavik, and Akureyri.

The 2008 Iceland earthquake injured 30 people. Magnitude 6.3 earthquake had its epicenter located 45 kilometers east-southeast of the capital, Reykjavík.

Related post: Hekla volcano in Southern Iceland under 'state of uncertainty'

Iceland is a hotspot of volcanic and seismic activity. Iceland lies on the geologic rift between the Eurasian plate and the North American plate. Icelandic authorities have already warned the people of Iceland to prepare for a possible big earthquake.

00:59 UTC (local time Tuesday, April 02, 2013 at 12:59 AM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
48 km (29 miles) NNW of Husavik, Iceland
89 km (55 miles) NNE of Akureyri, Iceland
326 km (202 miles) NE of Reykjavik, Iceland
329 km (204 miles) NE of Kopavogur, Iceland

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 2, 2013