Magnitude 4,6 earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano

At 00:08 UTC on 23-October-2018 a magnitude 4,6 earthquake took place in Bárðarbunga volcano. This is the strongest earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano for at least three months. A second earthquake with a magnitude of 3,5 happened at 00:12 UTC. This earthquake activity had earlier smaller earthquakes happening in Bárðarbunga volcano. It started yesterday (22-October-2018) with few minor earthquakes.


Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Other earthquakes in this earthquake activity were smaller in magnitude. This type of earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano is now common after the end of the eruption in 2015.

Update on 24-October-2018

Icelandic Met Office has revised the magnitude of few of the earthquakes that happened in Bárðarbunga volcano. Now the magnitudes of the largest earthquakes are magnitude 3,9, magnitude 4,6 and magnitude 3,5.


Updated map of the earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

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Article updated at 15:17 UTC on 24-October-2018.

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One Response to Magnitude 4,6 earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano

  1. Jack McIlveen says:

    Thanks Jon for posting and your hard work.
    Almost missed these after our last 24 hours and the rumples we had 6.6,6.8,and 6.5. were our big ones along with out 20 smaller ones.

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