Stratovolcano 1516 m (4,974 ft)
Central Iceland, 65.03°N / -16.75°W
Askja volcano eruptions:
1797(?), 1875, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924(?), 1926, 1938, 1961
Typical eruption style:
explosive + effusive
Askja webcams / live data
Last earthquakes nearby
Askja volcano (Central Iceland) activity update: increased number of earthquakes
Wednesday Sep 26, 2012 10:25 AM | BY: T
Location of recent quakes (Sep 2012) at and near Askja volcano
Time and depth of quakes (Sep 2012) near Askja
An increased number of earthquakes can be noted beneath Askja volcano during recent weeks. A shallow M2 quake occurred early this morning at 07:29 GMT.
Friday, Aug 10, 2012
Askja volcano in Iceland shows increased signs of unrest including higher than background levels of tremor, as Diana Barnes remarked on VolcanoCafe
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A small seismic swarm occurred on 14-15 May near the Askja caldera in central Iceland, just southwest of Herðubreið volcano. ...
Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012
Some news has appeared about a sudden warming of the Askja volcano caldera lake. It seems that a melt of ice in the caldera lake started in the beginning of March and by the end of March, the lake was completely ice free. ...