Askja caldera (Iceland): small earthquake swarm near Herðubreið volcano
Wednesday May 16, 2012 18:15 PM | BY: T
Herðubreið volcano, located in the Highlands of Iceland in the midst of the Ódáðahraun desert, is an isolated, table-mountain shaped broad cone that formed beneath the icesheet that covered Iceland during the last ice age, which is when the volcano had its last eruption.
Whether the recent seismic swarm is related to the same magmatic system that formed Herðubreið or rather to the larger Askja caldera volcano is difficult to asses.
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. ... [more]