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Earth of fire

Actualité volcanique, Articles de fond sur étude de volcan, tectonique, récits et photos de voyage

Publié le par Bernard Duyck
Publié dans : #Sismologia
 Fagradalsfjall - photo Ferlir

 Fagradalsfjall - photo Ferlir

Reykjanes Peninsula - location and magnitude of earthquakes on July 20, 2020 / 06:40 a.m. - IMO doc
Reykjanes Peninsula - location and magnitude of earthquakes on July 20, 2020 / 06:40 a.m. - IMO doc

Reykjanes Peninsula - location and magnitude of earthquakes on July 20, 2020 / 06:40 a.m. - IMO doc

In the Reykjanes Peninsula, an earthquake between M5 occurred at 23:36 in the area of ​​Fagradalsfjall, a tuya formed during the Pleistocene. The earthquake was widely felt in the southwestern part of Iceland.

A considerable number of aftershocks occurred, the most significant were M3.5 at 00:08, M3.4 at 00:55, M3.0 at 02:19 and M3.4 at 03:09 and these were also felt in the southwest of Iceland. .

At 5:46 am, an M4.6 was detected. Rockfall was reported at Festarfjall, about 6 km SW of the epicenter of the earthquake.

On July 18 at 05:56 a.m., an M4.1 earthquake was detected 4.1 km north of Grindavík.

 

Earthquakes around Grindavík have continued in recent months due to deformation in the area.

 

Source: IMO

Location of the Fagradalsfjall tuya in the Reykjanes Peninsula

Location of the Fagradalsfjall tuya in the Reykjanes Peninsula

Fagradalsfjall - Lava flow dating from the Pleistocene - photo Banco imagenes geologicas / Flickr

Fagradalsfjall - Lava flow dating from the Pleistocene - photo Banco imagenes geologicas / Flickr

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