Bárdarbunga volcano (Iceland): increased seismicity
Wednesday Feb 09, 2011 19:43 PM |
Another Icelandic volcano might be preparing itself for a new eruption. Bárdarbunga, a large central volcano at the NW end of the massive Vatnajökull ice cap, has recently shown increased seismic activity, the Icelandic Met Office is reported in an article of the Telegraph. These could be precursors to new activity. After all, Bárdarbunga is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes and is located quite on the center of the Icelandic hot spot. Its last eruption was in 1902-03.
Besides ash clouds, a main hazard would be jökulhlaups (glacier floods) likely to occur with a next eruption of Bárdarbunga.