Earthquake swarm reported on Reykjanes Ridge
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 71, Issue 48, pages 1819–1830, 27 November 1990
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Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (1990), Earthquake swarm reported on Reykjanes Ridge, Eos Trans. AGU, 71(48), 1819–1830, doi:10.1029/EO071i048p01819-02.
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An unusual earthquake swarm on October 30–31, followed by a week of lower-level activity, has been reported on the northern part of the Reykjanes Ridge in the North Atlantic. The first event recorded by seismographs in Iceland occurred at 1021 UT on October 30 and had a magnitude of 3.5. Smaller events occurred at 1052 and 1152, according to Pall Einarsson at the University of Iceland Science Institute. The epicenters could not be located accurately but appear to be near 63°N, about 180 km southwest of Reykjavik.