Author Archives: Jón Frímann

Automatic article 14th of July

This is an automatic article so people can comment if something happens in Iceland.

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Announcement: No new articles until at least 29th July

Due to the sudden passing of my step father on 11th of July there are not going to be any new updates until at least 29th July, possibly not until 16th of August. I just don’t know yet. … Continue reading

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Small glacier flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier

A small glacier flood started from Mýrdalsjökull glacier few days ago. The most risk is from sulphur gases and other gases from the glacier flood that might be concentrated in lower areas. There is also a minor risk … Continue reading

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Earthquakes between Bárðarbunga and Grímsfjall volcanoes

Today (05-July-2016) at 05:56 UTC an magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place between Bárðarbunga and Grímsfjall volcanoes. The green star is the magnitude 3,4 earthquake between Bárðarbunga and Grímsfjall volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office. … Continue reading

Posted in Bárðarbunga, Earthquakes, Grímsvötn / Grímsfjall, Monitoring, Volcano | 11 Comments

Earthquake swarm north of Kolbeinsey Island

Today (05-July-2016) an earthquake swarm took place far north of Kolbeinsey Island. Earthquake activity in this area of the ocean has been increasing over the past few months. It’s unclear what is going on at the moment. The … Continue reading

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Deep earthquakes in root of Eyjafjallajökull volcano

Today (30-June-2016) three earthquakes took place in the root system of Eyjafjallajökull volcano I think. The most depth for those earthquakes was 14,3 km and the most shallow one 1,3 km. The largest magnitude was 1,1 the other … Continue reading

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Strong earthquake swarm deep on the Reykjanes ridge

Few days ago an earthquake swarm started deep on the Reykjanes Ridge, this is as far as the Reykjanes ridge extends at the end of it. After that the north Atlantic ridge starts. It is close to impossible … Continue reading

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Something is going on in Bárðarbunga volcano

This is little short on details as of yet. There is clearly something going on in Bárðarbunga volcano. I don’t know what at the moment, several earthquakes have appeared, the strongest one with the magnitude of 4,0 so … Continue reading

Posted in Bárðarbunga, Earthquakes, Magma, Monitoring, Swarm, Volcano | 19 Comments

Magnitude 3,2 earthquake in Torfajökull volcano

Today (23-June-2016) at 20:36 UTC an magnitude 3,2 earthquake (current data, might change) took place in Torfajökull volcano. The depth was 2,1 km. Green star in Torfajökull volcano shows the location of the earthquake. Copyright of this image … Continue reading

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Bárðarbunga volcano continues to inflate, gas readings unchanged

According to news report on Vísir.is (Icelandic), it appears that Bárðarbunga volcano is continuing to inflate at the same rate as it has been doing since the eruption ended in Holuhraun in the end of February 2015. Gas … Continue reading

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