Earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano

Today (16-August-2018) a magnitude 3,5 earthquake took place in Bárðarbunga volcano. At the moment this is just a single earthquake with no aftershocks.


Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga (green star). Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

It is possible that this is all the earthquake activity that is going to happen in Bárðarbunga volcano for the next few hours to days.

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2 Responses to Earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano

  1. Z says:

    Thank you for the updates! The one on the recent finds on Öraefajökull was especially interesting.

    What happened in the region of Torfajökull/Myrdalsjökull at about 16:23?
    Drumplots seemed to stop recording, but Early alerts has a really strong reading.

  2. Z says:

    2 minutes later I checked IMO main website and found the answer…
    It was just a bit odd that many drumplots stopped recording about the same time.

    I can’t remember the last time there was a green star in Torfajökull.

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