Two strong earthquakes in Bárðarbunga volcano

Today (17-May-2018) at 15:56 UTC an earthquake with magnitude 3,7 took place in Bárðarbunga volcano. Few minutes a larger earthquake happened at 16:00 UTC and had a magnitude of 4,0. A earthquake with magnitude 1,9 happened at 16:01 UTC. No other earthquake has happened since then.

Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano (green stars). Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

The location of this earthquake swarm was at the normal location that has been seeing earthquake activity in last few months. Currently there is a bad weather in this part of Iceland but nothing is suggesting that an eruption is going to happen in Bárðarbunga volcano following this earthquake activity. The reason for this earthquake activity is inflation of Bárðarbunga volcano.

8 Replies to “Two strong earthquakes in Bárðarbunga volcano”

  1. Jon USGS is reporting this :
    17.05.2018 16:00:42 (UTC) 65.889°N 21.797°W 10.0 km 4.2 mag
    usgs 63km ESE of Isafjoerdur, Iceland
    do you have it on any of your geo phones , Ice lad met doesn’t seem to have it.

    1. Icelandic Met Office did register the earthquakes as Mw3,7 and Mw4,0. EMSC is reporting USGS as a data provider and a magnitude of Mb4,2 (its the same as Mw 4,0, this is just a different scale of measurements).

      I did record the signal clearly on both of my geophones. This earthquake managed to go above the wind noise happening at the moment and that requires decent amount of earthquake activity in the wind that was happening.

      EMSC Information,

      USGS information,

  2. hmm copy cat seems to be blowing a bit more at the moment lol

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