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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:

Askja volcano (Iceland): small earthquake swarm

Friday Dec 14, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

Location of quakes near Askja today (Icelandic Met Office)
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.
Previous news
Time and depth of recent quakes at Askja volcano on Iceland
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. [more]
Location of recent quakes (Sep 2012) at and near Askja volcano
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. [more]
Rising tremor at Askja volcano
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. [more]
Earthquake swarm near the Askja caldera on 14-15 May 2012 (Icelandic Met Office)
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. ... [more]
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]

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