Monthly Archives: January 2018

Strong earthquake swarm in Bárðarbunga volcano

Yesterday (30-January-2018) Bárðarbunga volcano had strongest earthquake since 27-October-2017. That earthquake had the magnitude of Mw4,9 (at 19:24 UTC). Two earlier earthquakes had happened but they had smaller magnitude of 3,7 (at 17:47 UTC) and magnitude 3,8 (at 18:00 UTC). … Continue reading

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Strong earthquake swarm on Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ)

Yesterday (28-January-2018) a earthquake swarm started in Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ). This earthquake swarm is ongoing and current numbers might change and magnitudes of earthquakes from what they currently are. At the moment largest earthquake that has been recorded happened … Continue reading

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Magnitude 3,5 earthquake 2,6 km from Grindavík village

Yesterday (21-January-2018) at 21:15 UTC an earthquake with magnitude of 3,5 took place 2,5 km from Grindavík village. This earthquake was clearly felt in Grindavík village. This earthquake was at depth of 5,0 km. The magnitude 3,5 earthquake (green star) … Continue reading

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Dyke intrusion south-east of Bárðarbunga volcano

On Sunday (21-January-2018) a dyke intrusion took place south-east of Bárðarbunga volcano. The area is question is slightly outside of Bárðarbunga volcano fissure swarm but seems to be connected to the main volcano. The earthquakes south-east of Bárðarbunga volcano. Copyright … Continue reading

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Earthquake swarm in Tungnafellsjökull volcano

In the last 24 hours (20-January-2018) an earthquake swarm started in Tungnafellsjökull volcano. All earthquakes that have happened so far are small and no earthquakes have so far reached magnitude 1,0. The earthquakes in Tungnafellsjökull volcano (red dots), north of … Continue reading

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Magnitude 3,1 earthquake in Öræfajökull volcano

A magnitude 3,1 earthquake took place on 18-January-2018 at 02:14 UTC in Öræfajökull volcano. This earthquake was followed by one magnitude 2,0 earthquake and one magnitude 1,8 earthquake. All other earthquakes where smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano … Continue reading

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Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano (Week 03-2018)

Today (15-January-2018) a earthquake swarm activity took place in Bárðarbunga volcano. This is a regular event at this point and has been for some time now. Today’s earthquakes had the magnitude of 3,5 (09:39 UTC) and 3,3 (09:47 UTC). The … Continue reading

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Strong earthquake swarm deep on the Reykjanes ridge

Yesterday (11-January-2018) at 09:46 and 09:50 UTC two strong earthquakes took place around 780 km deep south west of Iceland. The earlier earthquake had a magnitude of Mw5,4 (EMSC information here) and the second earthquake had a magnitude of mb4,9 … Continue reading

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Sharp increase in earthquakes in Katla volcano

Yesterday (05-January-2018) a warning was issued about higher conductivity in glacier rivers from Mýrdalsjökull glacier. This is due to increased activity in Katla volcano. At the moment the conductivity is around 613 µS/cm according to Icelandic Met Office (I can’t … Continue reading

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Happy new year 2018

I wish everyone a happy new year 2018. I hope the year of 2018 is going to be good to you all even if it is not possible to know what is going to happen in the future.

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