Fresh earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano

At 12:39 UTC (16-November-2015) a magnitude 3,2 earthquake took place in Bárðarbunga volcano. The depth of this earthquake was only 0,5 km so it was not created by magma movement, rather stress changes in the crust. This earthquake took place in south-east part of the caldera.

The magnitude 3,2 earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano on 16-November-2015. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

There seems to be an minor increase in earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano, this was mentioned in news today in Iceland about this earthquake. Iceland Met Office is keeping a watch for any changes that might be taking place in Bárðarbunga volcano and nearby area. Earthquake activity doesn’t appear to be quieting down even if the eruption in Holuhraun is over.

9 Replies to “Fresh earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano”

  1. While the 3.2 was at o.5 kl there was a 2.0 preceding with a depth of 11.5 kilometers.

  2. Yes, and the pattern of quakes are along the same routes as during holuhraun, sil activity still consistent at dyn and von. The only significant change to activity during holuhraun is heightened quakes in Mýrdalsjökull and reykjanes areas, which were not so evident before. Whether that means a general increase in pressure is open to question, but seasonally winter usually leads to a decrease in activity with the glacial areas replenishing lost ice.

    Interesting watching it over a long timescale though!

  3. Woot??!!
    If this is legit, than it is really amazing. Quakes at this depth under Iceland? lol

    17.11.2015 07:16:36 64.410 -16.644 133.9 km 2.1 99.0 25.2 km S of Kverkfjöll

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