Monthly Archives: June 2011

Glacier quakes seen in Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Vatnajökull glacier

It seems that there have been few glacier quakes in Mýrdalsjökull glacier over the past few days. This glacier quakes are created by rain or some other movement in the glacier it self. This glacier quakes normally take … Continue reading

Posted in Glacier quakes, Hydrothermal, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Vatnajökull glacier | 12 Comments

Book about Icelandic geology

It is always good to know more. This book here offers basics details into Icelandic geology and what is the driving force behind it. This book is on my “to buy when I have the money” list. So … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Off-topic, Selling Stuff | 21 Comments

Quiet in Iceland. Picture of Grímsfjall volcano new crater lake

It has been quiet in Iceland. Some minor earthquake swarms have taken place. But they where all less then 50 earthquakes with sizes for most part less then ML3.0. So this is going to be an short blog … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Grímsvötn / Grímsfjall, Pictures, Quiet | 12 Comments

New harmonic tremor spike in Katla volcano

Today around 16:00 UTC there was an new harmonic tremor in Katla volcano. This harmonic tremor has two sources. Hyrdothermal activity under the glacier, or magma moving deep inside Katla volcano (without creating many earthquakes in Katla volcano). … Continue reading

Posted in Dike intrusions, Harmonic tremors, Hydrothermal, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Magma, Volcano | 145 Comments

Earthquake swarm in Presthnjúkar volcano. Update on Katla volcano

Presthnjúkar volcano: Few days ago an earthquake swarm did start in Presthnjúkar volcano. This earthquake swarm is entirely tectonic in nature. There is nothing that suggests that this earthquake swarm is connected to magma movements inside Presthnjúkar volcano … Continue reading

Posted in Dike intrusions, Earthquakes, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Langjökull glacier - south, Presthnjúkar, Swarm, Volcano | 134 Comments

Earthquake swarm in Katla volcano

Around 17:10 UTC an earthquake swarm did start in Katla volcano. This earthquake swarm is focused inside the Katla caldera at small point. The one earthquake that I have so far been able to record was an long … Continue reading

Posted in Dike intrusions, Earthquakes, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Magma, Volcano | 130 Comments

General update of earthquake activity in Iceland and other things

Here is finally an new blog post from me. This week has been busy. As I did move to Hvammstangi again for this summer. But I did move to Iceland on the 5. June 2011. But just for … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Langjökull glacier - south, Presthnjúkar, Volcano | 23 Comments

Harmonic tremor pulse in Katla volcano

There appears to be an harmonic tremor pulse going on in Katla volcano. While I currently do not think that this is going to start an eruption. It is worth watching this harmonic tremor pulse in Katla. But … Continue reading

Posted in Dike intrusions, Harmonic tremors, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Magma, Monitoring, Volcano | 100 Comments

Extinct volcanoes in Hungathing Vestra county, Iceland

Here is an picture of how an ~5 million year old extinct volcano looks out. This pictures also show an old dike intrusion that might have gone up to the surface on that time. But I think it … Continue reading

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Summer plan, Denmark, PayPal and other information

Summer: I am now going to start working in few days. I think that this work is from 08:00 to 17:00 every day. So updates might be an bit few while I am working. But I am going … Continue reading

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