There has been a series of earthquakes 230 km north of Iceland since last night. There have been over 40 small earthquakes and two have been measured over 4 on the Richter scale.

“There are no sings of an eruption. The series of earthquakes seems to be connected to the tectonic plates,” says Einar Hjörleifsson from Iceland Met Office. The earthquakes originate on the borders of the American and the Eurasian tectonic plates.

“Kolbeinseyjarhryggur [where the earthquakes originate] is located where two tectonic plates meet. Series of earthquakes aren’t unusual, though they were many and some of them large all at the same time.”