Saturday, Jan 26, 2013
Earthquakes at shallow depths (around 5 km) continue at reduced rate.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
An earthquake swarm at depths between 2-10 km about 8 km NE of Bardabunga volcano under the Vatnajökull icecap has started. ...
Bárdarbunga, a large central volcano, had its last major eruption in 1477 when it produced a large ash and pumice fall-out deposit. It also produced the largest known lava flow during the past 10,000 years on earth (more than 21 cubic kilometers of volume).
5 Jul 2013
Typical eruption style
: Large effusive eruptions, some explosive activity.
Bárdarbunga volcano eruptions
: 1080(?), 1159(?), ca. 1210, ca. 1270, ca. 1350, ca. 1410(?), 1477 (very large effusive-explosive eruption), 1697, 1702, 1706, 1712, 1716, 1717, 1720, 1726, 1729, 1739, 1750, 1766, 1769, 1797, 1807(?), 1862-64, 1872(?), 1902-03
Last earthquakes nearby:
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Distance||Location|
|Wed, 30 Jul|
|Wed, 30 Jul 12:16 UTC||M 0.9 / 3.3 km||12 km||11.8 km ENE of Bárðarbunga|
|Wed, 30 Jul 10:58 UTC||M 0.9 / 0.5 km||27 km||15.9 km ESE of Laugafell|
|Wed, 30 Jul 10:29 UTC||M 0.7 / 1.1 km||26 km||17.9 km ESE of Laugafell|
|Wed, 30 Jul 10:29 UTC||M 1.5 / 0.3 km||27 km||16.7 km ESE of Laugafell|
|Tue, 29 Jul|
|Tue, 29 Jul 21:25 UTC||M 1.1 / 1.1 km||9 km||8.6 km E of Bárðarbunga|
Background:The volcano is hidden beneath the northwestern part of the Vatnajökull glacier, and contains a 700-m-deep caldera that is hidden beneath ice and has extensive flank fissures, from where eruptions have taken place: the Veidivötn fissure extends for over 100 km to the SW, almost reaching Torfajökull volcano, while the Trollagigar fissure extends 50 km to the NE touching Askja volcano.
A major risk from Bárdarbunga are jökulhlaups (glacier-outburst floods), that can be hazardous for areas in all directions around Bárdarbunga.
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