Ongoing earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano, fresh earthquake activity in Tungnafellsjökull volcano

At the moment the earthquake activity that started in Öræfajökull volcano on 25-February-2018 is currently ongoing. Most of the earthquakes happening are small, most are smaller than magnitude 1,0.

Earthquake activity in Öræfajökull and Tungnafellsjökull volcanoes. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Tungnafellsjökull volcano

Directly north-west of Öræfajökull volcano is a another volcano making earthquakes. That volcano is named Tungnafellsjökull volcano. Most of its earthquake activity is also small earthquakes with magnitude smaller than 1,0. After the eruption in Bárðarbunga volcano 2014 – 2015 earthquake activity increased in Tungnafellsjökull volcano. Earthquake activity was also high during the eruption in Bárðarbunga volcano due to stress changes in the crust. It is likely that current earthquake activity is due to adjustment of tectonic stresses.


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9 Responses to Ongoing earthquake activity in Öræfajökull volcano, fresh earthquake activity in Tungnafellsjökull volcano

  1. Dr D says:

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  4. Z says:

    Nice to see some (albeit minor) activity in Katla again. Austmannsbunga station is running again, but with some interference creating a pretty sweet pattern on the drumplot. (image from IMO)

  5. Adrian says:

    Little earthquake swarm under Bardarbunga at the moment. I see on the map two places of swarms. The swarm to the east is very deep. Much deeper than the one in the center. Interesting.

    • This activity is interesting and I am planning a article on it later today. I just have a schedule until later so I can’t write the article right away.

  6. Ian muir says:

    I wonder if we will see another green star at Bardabunga shortly. With the magma related deep quakes ESE of Bardabunga. I feel there is a pattern here.

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