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Askja volcano
Stratovolcano 1516 m (4,974 ft)
Central Iceland, 65.03°N / -16.75°W
Current status: restless (2 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 (Iceland): earthquake swarm near Herdubreid volcano

Monday Oct 12, 2015 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
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014
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]
Location of the recent earthquakes near Askja (Iceland)
Saturday, May 03, 2014
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]
Recent earthquakes near Askja volcano in Iceland
Friday, Nov 22, 2013
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. [more]
Map of recent quakes near Askja
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013
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. [more]

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013
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. [more]

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