Category Archives: Volcano

Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano

On 05-October and 06-October-2017 there was an strong earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano. The first earthquake had the magnitude of 3,7 on 5-October and the second earthquake had the magnitude of 3,4 on 6-October-2017. The first earthquake was in the … Continue reading

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Magnitude 3,4 earthquake in Öræfajökull volcano

Today (03-October-2017) a magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place in Öræfajökull volcano. So far this earthquake has not resulted in any more earthquake activity. The earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office. This is … Continue reading

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Increase in earthquake activity in Katla volcano

On the 01-October-2017 there was an increase in earthquake activity in Katla volcano. This increase continues but bad weather is making it difficult to monitor this activity. The largest earthquakes so far had the magnitude of 2,6 (two) all other … Continue reading

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Continued earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano

On 28 and 29th of September 2017 an earthquake activity took place in Öræfajökull volcano. Most of the earthquake that have happened are minor in magnitude, one magnitude 2,5 earthquake took place and on 29th September a magnitude 2,0 earthquake … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm west of Langjökull glacier

Yesterday (28-September-2017) a earthquake swarm has been taking place west of Langjökull glacier, it is close to a volcano named Presthnjúkar. It is the same system and inside its fissure swarm. The area in question has known faults from the … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull and Kverkfjöll volcano

Since this volcanoes are in the same part of Iceland I am going to write about them in the same article. Öræfajökull volcano I don’t think this was a glacier earthquake activity happening in Öræfajökull volcano. I don’t know how … Continue reading

Posted in Dyke intrusions, Earthquakes, Kverkfjöll, Magma, Monitoring, Öræfajökull, Swarm, Volcano | 17 Comments

Two strong earthquakes in Bárðarbunga volcano

Today (17-September-2017) at 14:23 UTC two magnitude 3,9 earthquakes happened in Bárðarbunga volcano. This earthquake activity was at the north-east part of Bárðarbunga volcano caldera where earthquake activity has been taking place since September-2015. This earthquake activity is happening due … Continue reading

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Sharp increase in earthquake activity in Öræafjökull volcano

There has been increasing earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano in recent months. This increase is slow but it seems to be happening at faster phase to my surprise. For the first time the earthquake activity forms a direction along a … Continue reading

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Strong earthquake swarm in Bárðarbunga volcano during the night (of 7-September-2017)

During the night of 7-September-2017 strong earthquake swarm happened in Bárðarbunga volcano. Largest earthquake had the magnitude of 4,5 and the second largest earthquake had the magnitude of 4,1. Other earthquakes where smaller in magnitude. This is the strongest earthquake … Continue reading

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Glacier cauldrons at top of Bárðarbunga volcano caldera rim

During the eruption in Bárðarbunga volcano and the collapse of the caldera. A hydrothermal activity was seen on top of Bárðarbunga volcano caldera. Since the eruption in Holuhraun ended in February-2015 this hydrothermal activity has dropped, it has increased if … Continue reading

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