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17. mars 2021

Updated map of the seismic network on the Reykjanes Peninsula in SW Iceland

Earthquake activity on the Reykjanes Peninsula in SW Iceland is currently very well monitored using a dense network of seismometers, as shown in the figure. Last Friday, experts from ÍSOR installed two new seismometers to supplement the current network. These seismometers are a new type of seismometers, i.e. so-called rotational seismometers, named blueSeis and owned by the University of Potsdam in Germany. Data from the rotational seismometers are now automatically transmitted in real-time to Potsdam, Germany. The location of the two new seismometers is marked with two white triangles on the map (UP/ ÍSOR). Additionally, ÍSOR operates 15 seismometers on the eastern part of the peninsula, owned by the Czech Academy of Science (green triangles), of which currently 11 are online. The Icelandic Meteorological Office operates eight seismometers on the peninsula, all of which are online (blue triangles). The University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the University of Iceland, currently operates 13 seismometers, of which one is online (light yellow triangles). ÍSOR also operates two seismometers for the Icelandic Meteorological Office west of Eldvörp, both of which are online (orange triangles). The red frame around the triangles represents the seismometers that are currently online and transmitting data in real-time.

Seismic stations on Reykjanes Peninsula

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