Magnitude 4,3 earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano

Yesterday (21-March-2018) at 22:56 UTC a magnitude 4,3 earthquake took place in Bárðarbunga volcano. This earthquake is at the usual place inside the Bárðarbunga volcano caldera, but this location that had activity now is also the place that has high energy hydrothermal hot springs. This area of hydrothermal activity is high enough to melt trough the 100 meters of glacier at this location.

The earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano (green star). Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

Earthquake activity appears to be ongoing at the moment in Bárðarbunga volcano and nearby SIL station show that more smaller earthquakes are currently happening in Bárðarbunga volcano than are showing up on the map of Bárðarbunga volcano.


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3 Replies to “Magnitude 4,3 earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano”

  1. With the current inflation rate, a breakthrough at the ice cap would be a major eruption, unless it finds a lower route as with the holuhraun eruption.

  2. Causality and correlation. There is a proven correlation between the number of Storks and birth rate. Cause is unknown.

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