Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Posted in Eyjafjallajökull, Video, Volcano | 14 Comments

Minor earthquake swarm in Katla volcano

Today (28.05.2012) at 11:22 UTC an small earthquake swarm did start in Katla volcano. This earthquake swarm did end at 12:28 UTC. This is small earthquake swarm, both in numbers of earthquakes and in the magnitude of the … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Hydrothermal, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Magma, Monitoring, Swarm, Volcano | 17 Comments

Quiet time continues in Iceland geology

It has been rather quiet in Iceland during past few weeks. This seems to be continuing to some extent. There are few earthquakes and nothing noticeable is taking place in Icelandic volcanoes at the moment. While this quiet … Continue reading

Posted in Iceland, Quiet | 17 Comments

Internet connection problem at Skeiðflöt geophone station

I have been having this issue for some time. I have already tried to fix it already. But that solution has not worked, and if I want to move to 3G connection it is going to cost me … Continue reading

Posted in Geophone network, Monitoring | 5 Comments

Krísuvík volcano inflates and deflates regularly

It seems that Krísuvík volcano is inflating and deflating on regular basic. I do not know how regular this change is. But it has been noticed by Icelandic scientists how are bit puzzled by this behavior. Last inflation … Continue reading

Posted in Deflation, GPS Monitoring, Inflation, Krýsuvík, Magma, Monitoring, Reykjanes, Volcano | 10 Comments

Earthquake activity in Herðubreið is not volcanic in nature

The earthquake activity in Herðubreið during past few days is not volcanic in nature, or magnetic in nature. It is purely tectonic in nature. But the faults that have been moving are vertical, not horizontal as so many … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Herðubreið, Swarm | 4 Comments

Special report: Magnitude Mw6.1 earthquake hit northern Italy, many aftershocks recorded

At 04:03 CEST (02:03 UTC) an earthquake with the magnitude of Mw6.1 did happen in north Italy. This earthquake was in an area that has seen a lot of earthquake activity during past several months now. But earthquake … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm continues close to Herðubreið. Earthquake activity in Katla volcano

The earthquake swarm that started in Herðubreið two days ago continues. So far over 100 earthquakes have been recorded. Most of them are less then ML2.0 in magnitude. But this earthquake swarm continues at slow rate. This is … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Herðubreið, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Swarm, Volcano | 32 Comments

Earthquakes in Katla volcano. Earthquake swarm continues close to Herðubreið. Other earthquake activity

This morning there was a short earthquake swarm in Katla volcano caldera. This earthquake looks like a minor dike intrusion did take place this morning. Current series of events did start on 28. April 2012. With a small … Continue reading

Posted in Dyke intrusions, Earthquakes, Herðubreið, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Kolbeinsey Island, Magma, Reykjanes Ridge, Swarm, Volcano | 17 Comments

Minor earthquake swarm close to Herðubreið

Today a small earthquake swarm started just south-west of Herðubreið. But Herðubreið is a volcano cone formation that erupted during last ice-age. But that eruption did break up trough the glacier. Explaining its shape. The earthquake swarm off … Continue reading

Posted in Earthquakes, Herðubreið | 34 Comments