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Askja volcano
Stratovolcano 1516 m (4,974 ft)
Central Iceland, 65.03°N / -16.75°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Askja volcano eruptions:
1797(?), 1875, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924(?), 1926, 1938, 1961
Typical eruption style:
explosive + effusive
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Askja volcano news & activity updates:

Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 07:35
The ongoing earthquake swarm at the Askja caldera in Iceland
An swarm of earthquakes is occurring near the Askja caldera, in an area approx. 10 km ENE from the rim and at depths around 5 km. ...more [read all]
Mon, 12 Oct 2015, 09:21
Recent earthquakes under Herdubreid volcano
A shallow earthquake swarm has been occurring 25 km NE of the Aksja caldera since Thursday. ...more
Wed, 23 Jul 2014, 14:45
A large landslide occurred from the southern wall of the Askja caldera yesterday night. The slide caused a large flood wave in the Öskjuvatn lake that also swept into the famous Viti crater. ...more [read all]
Sat, 3 May 2014, 16:08
Location of the recent earthquakes near Askja (Iceland)
A swarm of shallow earthquakes at 2-10 km depth has started under the Herðubreið volcano about 12 km NE of the Askja caldera. The largest earthquakes so far were 2 magnitude 3.2 and 3.0 events. ...more
Fri, 22 Nov 2013, 11:07
Recent earthquakes near Askja volcano in Iceland
A small swarm of earthquakes has occurred today under the eastern caldera rim. Another minor swarm took place yesterday under Þórðarhyrna volcano 20 km to the NE.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013, 16:29
Map of recent quakes near Askja
Small earthquakes have also been more frequent under and near the Askja caldera and Bardabunga volcano (to the SW of Askja) in the past few days.
Depth vs time of quakes under Askja volcano
Sun, 10 Mar 2013, 14:59
A swarm of earthquakes at shallow depths, mostly around 2-5 km has been occurring in an area about 12 km NE of the caldera. 27 quakes including 6 between magnitudes 2.1-2.7 were recorded yesterday.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013, 17:50
Depth vs time of quakes under Askja volcano
Another swarm of quakes has been going on in a SW-NE trending area under and SW of the caldera.
Location of recent quakes near Askja
Fri, 14 Dec 2012, 11:05
Location of quakes near Askja today (Icelandic Met Office)
A small swarm of earthquakes has started today about 10 km west of the Askja caldera. The quakes are at 20-25 km depth.
Fri, 2 Nov 2012, 08:08
Time and depth of recent quakes at Askja volcano on Iceland
During the past days, an increased number of earthquakes occurred in an area east of the Askja caldera. The corresponding tremor signal has been rising as well, although these levels seem not to be alarming.

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