Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano

Two earthquakes with magnitude above 3,0 have taken place in Bárðarbunga volcano. The earlier earthquake had the magnitude of 3,8 and the second earthquake had the magnitude of 3,8. Other minor earthquakes also happened.

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

This type of earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano has been going on for months already. What has mostly changed over the last four months is the magnitude of the earthquakes. The rate they are happening is about the same at the moment, once to twice a week currently. I don’t expect this to change until it does.

6 Replies to “Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano”

  1. Also some rumbling at Hellisheiðarvirkjun, things are getting more interesting in Iceland again!
    Sunday 18.09.2016 23:32:59 64.051 -21.416 3.6 km 3.2 99.0 1.8 km NNW of Hellisheiðarvirkjun
    Sunday 18.09.2016 22:49:36 64.055 -21.421 4.6 km 3.0 99.0 2.3 km NNW of Hellisheiðarvirkjun

  2. Good morning everybody 🙂

    can someone explain a little bit what’s going on in hingill-area? there are several quakes in that area in last 2 to 3 weeks but i found no comment for it.

    thanks a lot and keep your blog running 🙂

    1. Googel “Hellisheiðarvirkjun”. It’s a geothermal power plant. They pump water down and steam comes up, to heat Reykjavik. Also earthquakes. Nothing to worry about. I think.

  3. Review possible procedure
    Martha Rose Karlsdóttir resources director with the Energy nature segr earthquakes last night came as a surprise. “We have been continuous injection into the long term so that these are not movements that we know. We have remained with this procedure because we know that if we make major changes we have seen increased seismic activity as a result, but not that big earthquakes. Now we have not made any changes so this brings us surprises, “says Marta Ros. She says the earthquake last night warrant to review the procedure.” That is what we are looking at right now with this analysis today of the seismic activity of weekend. If we need to change something in our practice and then of course we do it. ”

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