Herðubreið volcano (Iceland): earthquake swarm 12 km NE of Askja

Sat, 3 May 2014, 16:08
16:08 PM | BY: T
Location of the recent earthquakes near Askja (Iceland)
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.
Whether the earthquakes are caused by intruding magma at shallow depth, and could be a potential precursor to a new eruption of the volcano, is at present unknown.

Previous news

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. ... Read all
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. ... Read all
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