Category Archives: Earthquakes

Katla volcano update at 10:48 UTC

This article is going to be updated as needed today (30-September-2016). During the last 48 hours total of 261 earthquake has happened in Katla volcano when this is written. Largest earthquakes during the last 24 hours have the … Continue reading

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Heavy earthquake activity in Katla volcano, high conductivity in glacier rivers

This is going to be a short article, as the current situation is constantly changing. Earthquake swarm started around 03:00 UTC (29-September-2016) in Katla volcano, this earthquake swarm has been heavy due to high number of earthquakes, when … Continue reading

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Overview of micro-earthquake activity in Iceland 28-September-2016

This is a short overview of the micro-earthquake activity in Iceland on 28-September-2016. Please note that some of this earthquake activity may have started some days ago and only got really busy on 28th September 2016. Kolbeinsey Island … Continue reading

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Magnitude 3,9 earthquake in Katla volcano

Today (26-September-2016) an magnitude 3,9 earthquake took place in Katla volcano caldera. This earthquake had the unusual depth of 0,0 km (error margin is around +-200 meters or more). This was the largest earthquake in a earthquake swarm … Continue reading

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The earthquake swarm in Hengill volcano

For the past two days swarm of earthquakes have been taking place in Hengill volcano. Looking at the earthquake swarm it might look like something was about to happen in this volcano. The fact is however that nothing … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano

Two earthquakes with magnitude above 3,0 have taken place in Bárðarbunga volcano. The earlier earthquake had the magnitude of 3,8 and the second earthquake had the magnitude of 3,8. Other minor earthquakes also happened. Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga … Continue reading

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Fresh earthquake activity in Katla volcano

Today at 12:19 UTC an earthquake swarm started in Katla volcano. This has been mostly normal earthquake activity for Katla volcano, with earthquakes that are small in magnitude and most not reaching magnitude 2,0. Largest earthquake took place … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm in Tungnafellsjökull volcano

For the past 48 hours (7th and 8th September-2016) an earthquake swarm took place in Tungnafellsjökull volcano. As earlier earthquake swarms this swarm has a small one, with only few dozen of earthquakes and the largest one only … Continue reading

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Deep earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano

Yesterday (06-September-2016) and today (07-September-2016) deep earthquake activity happened in Bárðarbunga volcano system. Most depth was at 25,9km in Trölladyngja, it is one of several deep earthquakes that have happened in that area. Few earthquakes at depth of … Continue reading

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New earthquake activity in Katla volcano

Early this morning (7-September-2016) an earthquake with the magnitude of 3,5 took place in Katla volcano. There was little earthquake activity before the main earthquake and after it, since this morning activity has remained low. Earthquake activity in … Continue reading

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