Published January 7, 2021
Two earthquakes larger than 3 were measured in Krýsuvík, in Reykjanes, southwest Iceland early this morning, according to data from Icelandic Meteorological Office.
The first quake, 3.2, struck at about 2:41 a.m., with a magnitude of five kilometers below the surface. Another quake occurred about a minute later and measured 3.1.
Reykjanes is a particularly geologically active area in Iceland and smaller earthquakes in the area occur every day. However, the area has become increasingly active in recent months.
Just last October there was an earthquake measuring 5.7, and it was also located in Krýsuvík at a similar depth below the surface. Earlier this year, seismic activity in the nearby Þorbjörn volcano caused great concern for Icelanders, although in the end no eruption has occurred (yet).
Source: The Nordic Page