Earthquake swarm in Bárðarbunga volcano

Today (29-December-2021) at 14:46 UTC an earthquake with magnitude of Mw3,6 (Icelandic Met Office) or magnitude of mb4,5 (EMSC website information here).

Green star in Vatnajökull galacier in Bárðarbunga volcano. Few red dots show smaller earthquakes that also happened in Bárðarbunga volcano
Earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

This earthquake activity is normal and is because of inflation that is now happening in Bárðarbunga volcano. Eruption is not going to happen now. It might be few more years or few more decades until that happens.

2 Replies to “Earthquake swarm in Bárðarbunga volcano”

  1. Maybe it’s silently preparing a new year party 😉
    Have a safe and healthy 2020 too!

  2. I have been following your updates. Good work!
    So where is the running bet on what day the lava comes out of the ground?

    Rough&Ready Calif. USA

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