Askja volcano (Iceland): earthquake swarm near Herdubreid volcano

Mon, 12 Oct 2015, 09:21
09:21 AM | BY: T
Recent earthquakes under Herdubreid volcano
Recent earthquakes under Herdubreid volcano
Depth vs time of quakes near Askja volcano
Depth vs time of quakes near Askja volcano
A shallow earthquake swarm has been occurring 25 km NE of the Aksja caldera since Thursday.
More than 150 small quakes with magnitudes up to 2.2 have so far been recorded, clustered at depths between 3-12 km in 5 km north of the Herðubreið table mountain, an old subglacial volcano 20 km NE of the Askja caldera. Whether the swarm is caused by a magmatic intrusion or something else is not known at the moment.

Previous news

Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 06:00
IMO had maintained the Aviation Colour Code for Askja at Yellow since 28 August due to elevated seismicity and localized deformation. On 11 September the Colour Code was reduced to Green when seismicity had diminished significantly. ... Read all
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. ... Read all
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