New earthquake swarm in Bárðarbunga volcano

On 20-May-2014 an earthquake swarm started in Bárðarbunga volcano or a continuum of an earthquake swarm that started on 16-May-2014 as I wrote about here. This earthquake swarm was rather small, with the largest earthquake only having the magnitude of 2,8 according to reviewed results from Icelandic Meteorological Office.

The earthquake swarm in Bárðarbunga volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Meteorological Office.

This earthquake swarm activity seems to be due to minor dike intrusion into Bárðarbunga volcano at this location. It does not mean an eruption is about to take place. More earthquake activity might take place this location in next days to weeks.

3 Replies to “New earthquake swarm in Bárðarbunga volcano”

      1. I’m still watching those SIL traces for Grimsfjall and Skrokkalda, and the pattern of nEQ activity and I have the
        feeling the pressure is building under either Bardabunga or Grimsfjall. I know it quitened down after the last
        round of EQ’s but it is gradually popping away in two main areas and increasing. When taken with these two SIL
        traces it looks suspicious.

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