Category Archives: Rift Zone

Friday update for Bárðarbunga volcano on 17-October-2014

Bárðarbunga volcano eruption in Holuhraun did reach one big milestone today (17-October-2014). It is now the largest eruption in Iceland since the eruption in Laki (Skaftáreldar) in 1783 – 1784 eruption. By volume the lava field in Holuhraun … Continue reading

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Bárðarbunga update for 16-October-2014

Largest earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano today (16-October-2014) had the magnitude of 5,0. Second largest earthquake had the magnitude of 4,6. Other earthquakes have been smaller. There have been more earthquake activity today compared to yesterday. The eruption in … Continue reading

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Bárðarbunga daily update for 13-October-2014

Current activity in Bárðarbunga volcano is around the same as it has been for the past weeks with no sign of change coming. The eruption in Holuhraun continues at the same rate as before with no change taking … Continue reading

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Bárðarbunga volcano daily update for 8-October-2014

This is daily update for Bárðarbunga volcano for 8-October-2014. Please note that I am doing to do the updates a bit shorter when nothing special is happening. Current status in Bárðarbunga volcano Largest earthquake today had the magnitude … Continue reading

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Daily Bárðarbunga volcano update on 18-September-2014

This information is going to get outdated quickly. Current status on Bárðarbunga volcano at 20:36 UTC Largest earthquakes in Bárðarbunga yesterday (17-September-2014) was a magnitude 5,2. Largest earthquake today (18-September-2014) was a magnitude 5,3. Other earthquakes have been … Continue reading

Posted in Bárðarbunga, Caldera, Collapse, Dyke intrusions, Earthquakes, Eruptions, Fissures, Geophone network, Glacier flood, GPS data, GPS Monitoring, Harmonic tremors, Lava, Magma, Monitoring, Mountain, Rift Zone, Swarm, Tremor plots, Tungnafellsjökull, Vatnajökull glacier, Volcano, Webicorders | 243 Comments

Rift valley has formed south of the eruption in Holuhraun lava field

This information is going to get outdated quickly. This is current events in Báðarbunga volcano. Rift valley has formed south of the eruption. Part of this rift valley is not under the glacier. Most of this rift valley … Continue reading

Posted in Ash, Ash cloud, Bárðarbunga, Dyke intrusions, Earthquakes, Eruptions, Fissures, Glacier flood, Harmonic tremors, Lava, Magma, Monitoring, Rift Zone, Volcano | 314 Comments

Earthquake swarm north of Kolbeinsey Island

During the night (on 15.12.2012) there was a swarm of earthquakes far north of Kolbeinsey Island. The distance from Kolbeinsey Island is about 100 to 200 km. What exactly is taking place at this location is impossible to … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm on Reykjanes Ridge last night (16.09.2012)

Last night there was an earthquake swarm on Reykjanes Ridge. Possibly on one of the volcanoes that are in this area of Iceland. The earthquake swarm lasted for several hours. Strongest earthquakes in this swarm had the magnitude … Continue reading

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Old rift zone in Iceland

Here are two pictures of an old rift zone in Iceland. This rift zone was active until about 7 million years ago or so. This cliffs that I show here on this picture are from this old rift … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm north of Jan Mayen Island

This blog officially also covers Jan Mayen Island north of Iceland. But since the Jan Mayen Island is uninhabited, activity there is not on the top priority list and I do not mention the Jan Mayen area as … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Jan Mayen, Norway, Rift Zone, Swarm | 6 Comments