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Stratovolcano 1516 m (4,974 ft)
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Askja volcano (Iceland): small earthquake swarm
Friday Dec 14, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T
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.
Friday, Nov 02, 2012
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.
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012
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. ...
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