Category Archives: Prestahnúkur

Earthquake swarm not far from Skjaldbreið (Presthnjúkur area)

Yesterday (22.02.2017) there was an earthquake swarm in the Presthnjúkur area, in a area not far from Skjaldbreið volcano. Earthquake activity yesterday close to Skjaldbreið. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office. This was a minor earthquake swarm, … Continue reading

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Update on Prestahnúkur earthquake swarm

The earthquake swarm in Prestahnúkur volcano is ongoing with breaks. The fault that is moving is around 5 to 15 km long at the moment (based on the map). The largest earthquake so far has had the magnitude 3,5 and … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm south-west of Langjökull volcano (Prestahnúkur)

Yesterday (10-December-2015) a earthquake swarm started in south-west Langjökull (Prestahnúkur volcano [Wikipedia page here]). Currently the earthquake swarm is ongoing. This is a slow earthquake swarm so far, not creating many earthquake over period of one hour. Largest earthquake so … Continue reading

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The dormant volcanoes in Iceland

While all the active volcanoes in Iceland get all the press and coverage. There are volcanoes in Iceland that are not so active and have remain dormant for thousands of years now and currently do not show any signs of … Continue reading

Posted in Esjufjöll, Fremrinamur, Geysir, Grensdalur, Grímsnes, Helgrindur, Hofsjökull, Hrómundartindur, Hveravellir, Iceland, Kerlingarfjöll, Ljósufjöll, Monitoring, Prestahnúkur, Skrokkalda, Snæfell, Snæfellsjökull, Tindafjallajökull, Volcano, Þeistareykir | 24 Comments