Still mostly quiet in Iceland

Today (10-March-2016) an magnitude 3,2 earthquake took place in Bárðarbunga volcano. The location of the earthquake swarm was in the caldera, with the location of the 3,2 magnitude earthquake being in the North-east part of the caldera.

The earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano today. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

The depth of this earthquake swarm was shallowest at 0,1 km, but most depth was 8,6 km. No other change has been observed in Bárðarbunga volcano so far. Other than this minor activity today in Bárðarbunga volcano activity remains low in Iceland. Currently there are storms passing over Iceland, that reduces the sensitivity of the SIL network.


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7 Replies to “Still mostly quiet in Iceland”

  1. Thanks for the update it was looking really quiet for Iceland was almost too quiet.
    Jon what is going on at or near Herðubreið I thought that being a fairly old tuya that would make the chance of activity there fairly remote?

  2. “Currently there are storms passing over Iceland, that residues the sensitivity of the SIL network.”
    Instead of “residues”, it should be “reduces”?

  3. From reading the graphs and measurement on a regular basis since the eruption at Holurauhn in 2014, that made me look towards Bardarbunga and soon adopt it as my favorite icelandic volcano, i get worried, that something “Big” is lurking in the shadows – beneath the Vatnajokull glacier.

    I’m far from scientific educated enough to set my finger on what exactly it is that worries me by watching graphs etc. But sometings seems to be “off” .

    PS: My intuion rarely shows to be fault.

    1. Bárðarbunga volcano is one of the largest volcano in Iceland. It is the largest volcano in Iceland when it comes to length of the fissure swarm.

  4. Quite a deep swarm at Askja (Dreki), depth between 14,9 & 18,7 km.
    (New) magma inflow at depth?

    Henk Weijerstrass
    Zwaag (Holland)

    1. New article is up about Askja volcano. 🙂

      This is clearly a magma flow into the volcano. What it means is impossible to know for now.

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