Earthquake with magnitude (Mw) 4,2 in Bárðarbunga volcano

Yesterday (23-February-2019) a earthquake with the magnitude Mw 4,2 took place in Bárðarbunga volcano. This earthquake was in the north-east location of the caldera. This is the location were most earthquakes happen in Bárðarbunga volcano. There appears to have been a foreshock this time with a magnitude of 2,7.

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

I can’t provide wave image of the earthquake since my main earthquake computer is broken and I can’t afford for the moment getting a new one (+Windows 10 Pro licence). I hope to get a new computer this summer for this task along with switching to Raspberry Shake seismometer.

EMSC/USGS show the magnitude as 4,5 this happens due to difference method used for calculate the magnitude of this earthquake.


I did manage to get the earthquake trace data from the remote station that handles it.

The earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano. This image is under Creative Commons licence. Please see CC Licence page for more details.


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Article updated on 25-February-2019. Image of the earthquake added.

3 Replies to “Earthquake with magnitude (Mw) 4,2 in Bárðarbunga volcano”

  1. Windows 10 can still be used on a ‘trial’ basis if you run the following command:

    slmgr.vbs /rearm

    Run that command once every 30 days to keep going until you can afford a license.

  2. Another little burst of activity 3 earthquakes over 3 in rapid succession this morning.

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