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Another major earthquake hit the capital at. 17:20 today. Quake had their origin in Kleifarvatn which has ground shake all day. Quake felt well in Reykjavík and beyond.
According to Weather Agency was slightly larger than the quake this morning and was just over four points. The source of the quake is very similar place, just over 3 miles north-northeast of Krýsuvík. Seismicity was a major part of the day from 14:30 began to fall sharply on her, according to IMO and was just as tremor watch expect that the activity would die out, until happent increse in the Afternoon.
Announcements have been received from people who felt the quake from the plains of central Hafnarfjordur to Reykjavik and beyond. Felt the quake this morning was felt all the way upto Akranes.
It is worth noting that much pressure has been on the website service today and it has partly been suspended as a result..
◦Magnitude less than 1: 19
◦Magnitude 1 to 2: 355
◦Magnitude 2 to 3: 79
◦Magnitude more than 3: 5
◦Magnitude less than 1: 21
◦Magnitude 1 to 2: 427
◦Magnitude 2 to 3: 87
◦Magnitude more than 3: 6
Around December 2009, seismic activity was detected in the volcano area, with thousands of small earthquakes (mostly magnitude 1–2 on the Richter magnitude scale, with only a couple greater than 3 magnitude) 7–10 kilometres (4.3–6.2 mi) beneath the volcano. On 26 February 2010, unusual seismic activity along with rapid expansion of the Earth's crust was registered by the Meteorological Institute of Iceland. This gave geophysicists evidence that magma was pouring from underneath the crust into the magma chamber of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and that pressure stemming from the process caused the huge crustal displacement at Þorvaldseyri farm. The seismic activity continued to increase and from 3–5 March, close to 3,000 earthquakes were measured at the epicentre of the volcano.
Heavy Earthquake activity has been on the Reykjanes Ridge last night and today. The largest quake, four point two on the richter was at about half past five pm. Another little smaller tremors felt across the capital this morning. Expected with increased seismicity of the region and says geophysicist to swarm collection of Krýsuvík region can be caused upheavals. Sigrid Hreinsdóttir, geophysicist at the University of Iceland, said that Krýsuvík area has always been fairly active. "But now that we've recently been looking at events that are unusual. We set a GPS instrument on station 2007. In early 2009, the station went to show that þennslu reversibility than in May 2010 has been the area to rise again. The Earthquake activity that we're getting now is a result of this Inflation is running out, "says Sigrid. What could explain such Inflation? "Inflation The most common areas are due to volcanic activity, that is what we know best. But it has not been a lot of volcanic activity on the Reykjanes peninsula for several hundred years. If this is dynamic, this is something new, atleast something we have not seen before, "says Sigrid. The earthquake this morning was part of a large earthquake cycle. Cycle peaked in the morning when three earthquakes of 3 points scored - the largest was a four on the Richter scale. In Krýsuvík School, a few kilometers from the source of the quake said inmates who spoke to the news agency that all had played reiðiskjálfi. A number of aftershocks has happent since. And is able to predict something about the sequel? "No, but this is first encountered in this position and continues to be expected with increased seismicity. We have an active area and when we add this Inflation, we are increasing activity in this area, "says Sigrid.