Category Archives: SIL Network

Thieves stealing batteries from remote monitoring stations in Iceland

I did see in Rúv News today that thieves are now stealing batteries from scientists remote monitoring stations, this are the stations that monitor volcanoes, earthquake activity, GPS data and more. Each theft cost around 3 to 5 … Continue reading

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Weather has been problem for monitoring instruments on Mýrdalsjökull glacier this winter

Bad weather has been a major problems for monitoring Katla volcano (and others also) this winter in Iceland. Not only has the bad weather damaged communications setup for the instruments in question. But also has a lot of … Continue reading

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Two SIL stations have failed during winter on Mýrdalsjökull glacier

During a rather harsh winter in Iceland. Two SIL stations have failed on top of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. This are the SIL stations Austmannsbunga and Etnu glacier (local name). The reason for the failure is ice that loaded on … Continue reading

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Earthquakes about 88 km south of Höfn í Hornarfirði

Earlier tonight an earthquake swarm started around 88 km south of a town of Höfn í Hornarfirði. This area last had an earthquake or earthquake swarm in Week 22 (no map exist of it, but the earthquakes are … Continue reading

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Iceland government to increase monitoring and research into Iceland volcanoes

Iceland government did approve today to increase funding for research into Iceland volcanoes. But this is also part of a plan for a risk assessment for volcanoes in Iceland. But it is expected that this research is going … Continue reading

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Background noise compared to a eruption and other events

Here are few examples of how the tremor plots looks like if anything important is going on in Iceland. Normal quiet tremor plot. Few earthquakes create spikes on it. But besides that everything is quiet. Copyright of this … Continue reading

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General overview of Grímsvötn eruption on 23. May 2011 at 20:33 UTC

This is a general overview of Grímsvötn eruption on 23. May 2011 at 20:33 UTC. Ash cloud: The ash cloud is still going strong. It is however a bit lower then in first few days. Measurements of the … Continue reading

Posted in Ash cloud, Earthquakes, Eruptions, Fissures, GPS data, Grímsvötn / Grímsfjall, Harmonic tremors, Magma, Monitoring, SIL Network, Volcano, Volcano ash, Volcano News | 144 Comments

Icelandic Met Office updates its tremor web page

While everything is quiet. It is worth noticing that Icelandic Met Office has updated it’s tremor web page with the new SIL stations around Mýrdalsjökull / Katla volcano and Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The Icelandic Met Office tremor page can … Continue reading

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Earthquake detection and winter storms

In the last two days there have been a strong winter storm going over Iceland. The wind has been coming from the north with snow and cold weather. But this has also been followed by a strong wind … Continue reading

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New SIL seismometers around Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Mýrdalsjökull (Katla)

The seismometers that British Geological Survey did pay for to be installed around Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Mýrdalsjökull (Katla volcano) have been integrated into the Icelandic Met Office SIL Seismometer Network. They have at least been marked into the … Continue reading

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