Overview of activity in Iceland in week 23

During Week 23 there hasn’t been a lot of activity taking place. Normal minor-earthquake activity has been taking place all over Iceland, some glacier earthquakes have been seen in Vatnajökull glacier. This spread out earthquake activity is normal for Iceland, it is also easily detected in Iceland due to the dense seismometer network in Iceland. Earthquake activity continues in Bárðarbunga volcano.

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Normal earthquake activity in Iceland at the moment. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Meteorologist Office.

At the moment the earthquake activity in Iceland is within normal background levels. Minor earthquake activity is almost always taking place in Iceland, there are few days when no earthquakes happen, but those days are rare and it is long between them. At the moment there is nothing to report in terms of the activity in Iceland.

Work schedule

This summer I am working Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00. This means if anything happens I won’t me aware of it until I get back from work.

Donations

Please remember to support my work with donations. They help me work on this website and keep my alive. I have found out that food is expensive in Iceland and over the past two years that price has only gone up and it continues to do so. This means the budget I used in Denmark for food is not enough in Iceland (I have adjusted the plans, that type of living is going to be a challenge for the next 9 – 11 months when I am going to be living in Hvammstangi, Iceland). I am now close to getting completely broke. Most of my working income is going to pay up my debt (what I get of it, since I pay full tax [37,30%] of it in Iceland). I hope to be finished paying up all my debt in October. Thanks for the support.

Article updated at 20:48 UTC.
Article updated at 23:04 UTC.

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10 Responses to Overview of activity in Iceland in week 23

  1. Natasha Allen says:

    Hello there, I visit your blog every week and your work is great. It’s good how you update your blogs very often.

    I am a big fan in Iceland geology too and aspiring to be a volcanologist in Iceland. I do visit other web pages across the Internet but they aren’t always as upto date.

    But many thanks for your great work, Natasha

  2. Your commitment to getting that debt down is an inspiration.

  3. Luisport says:

    Wednesday
    10.06.2015 19:13:10 64.659 -17.511 6.3 km 3.3 99.0 2.2 km NNE of Bárðarbunga

  4. Henk Weijerstrass says:

    It’s been a long tine since we’ve seen a green star at Bardy and again in the NNE corner…

  5. Tyler Mannison says:

    IMO now says there are now signs of magma movement.
    An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 has occurred under the northern caldera rim of Bárðarbunga today at 19:13 (10 June). Only few aftershocks have followed and the activity has already declined since. The event today was however the strongest earthquake in the region since the end of the Holhraun eruption in February. There are now signs of magma movements or the beginning of another earthquake sequence. IMO will closely follow the activity and inform in case of any developments.

    • The IMO statement for this evening.
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      An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 has occurred under the northern caldera rim of Bárðarbunga today at 19:13 (10 June). Only few aftershocks have followed and the activity has already declined since. The event today was however the strongest earthquake in the region since the end of the Holhraun eruption in February. There are no signs of magma movements or the beginning of another earthquake sequence. IMO will closely follow the activity and inform in case of any developments.

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      Currently there are no signs of magma movement. That might change without warning.

  6. Ian muir says:

    Question. If it is magma then where does it go since at that part of the caldera is where it has seen the most subsidence and I would imagine that area (chamber or sill) would be pretty empty of magma.

  7. I have written new article about the earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano.

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