Monthly Archives: July 2011

Glacier flood has started in Skaftá river

The latests news is that a glacier flood has started in Skaftá river. At the moment this glacier flood does not appear to be big, as there was also a glacier flood in this river last year. Because … Continue reading

Posted in Glacier quakes, Hamarinn, Hydrothermal, Monitoring, Vatnajökull glacier, Volcano | 54 Comments

No glacier flood yet from Hamarinn volcano, but it is on it’s way

At current time (around 20:30 UTC) it has been observed that no glacier flood has started in Skaftá river. But the glacier flood is expected to start in the river around midnight, but the river might start to … Continue reading

Posted in Glacier flood, Hamarinn, Hydrothermal, Monitoring, Vatnajökull glacier, Volcano | 37 Comments

Grímsfjall volcano inflates after the large May 2011 eruption

It can be sad that Grímsfjall volcano did not waste any time starting to prepare for next eruption after the large May 2011 eruption. But that eruption was the largest one in at least 140 years or so. … Continue reading

Posted in GPS data, Grímsvötn / Grímsfjall, Inflation, Magma, Monitoring, Volcano | 43 Comments

Earthquake swarm and minor harmonic tremor in Katla volcano

There has been a minor earthquake swarm in Katla volcano today. This earthquake swarm started around 09:00 UTC and lasted with breaks until 14:39 UTC. The largest earthquake in this swarm was ML1.7 with the depth of 3.5 … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Monitoring, Swarm, Volcano | 96 Comments

Currently all is quiet in Iceland

At the moment it is rather quiet in Iceland in earthquakes and volcanoes. When that might change is impossible to say. But in the last few days there have been minor earthquake swarms on the Reykjanes Ridge. It … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Quiet, Reykjanes Ridge, Volcano | 115 Comments

Small glacier flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier (Katla volcano)

During the night (and when I had unstable power) there was a small glacier flood from Mýrdalsjökull volcano. Some minor harmonic tremor change was detected following this glacier flood. This even was small one, many times smaller then … Continue reading

Posted in Dike intrusions, Glacier flood, Harmonic tremors, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Magma, Monitoring, Volcano | 425 Comments

Interesting earthquake activity in Katla volcano

Sometimes there is a strange earthquake activity in volcanoes. I do think that this qualifies as one of that cases. But there has been odd and what appears to be grown earthquake activity in SE part of the … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Volcano | 17 Comments

New cauldrons forms in Mýrdalsjökull glacier (Katla volcano)

According to the news here in Iceland there have been a formation of at least three new cauldrons in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where they have not been before in the glacier. But this means that the hydrothermal areas under … Continue reading

Posted in Dike intrusions, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Magma, Monitoring, Volcano | 152 Comments

Small earthquake swarm in Katla volcano caldera

At the moment there appears to be a small earthquake swarm in Katla volcano. Currently this is just a earthquake swarm. All the tremor plots are normal and show no signs of harmonic tremors and magma on the … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Magma, Monitoring, Volcano | 393 Comments

1 million views on this blog

This blog has reached a important milestone. It has had this many views in less then 1 year since I did start it. But I did start this blog in September 2010. Few months after Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption. … Continue reading

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