Earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano

Yesterday (14. October 2023) an earthquake with magnitude of Mw3,6 took place in Bárðarbunga volcano. This is one of many inflation earthquakes that have taken place in Bárðarbunga volcano since end of the eruption in 2015. This earthquake activity is going to continue for the next 50 to 100 years if nothing changes, but with rate of earthquakes getting lower as the time passes.

Green star in Bárðarbunga volcano, in the northern part of the volcano.
The activity in Bárðarbunga volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

This earthquake activity is normal and won’t result in a eruption. This type of earthquake or larger happen currently every two to three months in Bárðarbunga volcano.

3 Replies to “Earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano”

  1. IMO seems to have migrated all their servers, so now i can’t find the Early Alerts, drum plots and more. A whole section of essential bookmarks now completely useless.

    Any idea where all this data can be found now, if it can be found at all?

    I’m especially gonna miss this Katla site, with all necessary data sheets comfortably available:

    1. Thanks, but I don’t understand how to open http, it picks https automatically. Need to look up how to solve it.

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