Iceland earthquake M 5,0

Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula experienced a new earthquake with a magnitude of 5. According to IMO, the earthquake was detected at 02:02. The epicenter was located about 3 km west-south-west of Fagradalsfjall. Already at 0:22 a short tremor phase was registered. It lasted 20 minutes and can be seen on the graph by the fact that also the frequency bands 0.5-1 Hz and 1-2 Hz deflected. This was followed by a general increase in seismicity, at the peak of which the M 5.0 earthquake occurred. Interestingly, the EMSC located this earthquake on the northern coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula, in the immediate vicinity of the national capital. The EMSC gives a magnitude of 5.2.