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Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland
: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the Vatnajökull ice cap.
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Stratovolcano approx. 2000 m / ca. 6,560 ft
Central Iceland, 64.63°N / -17.53°W
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)
Bardarbunga volcano eruptions:
1080(?), 1159(?), ca. 1210, ca. 1270, ca. 1350, ca. 1410(?), 1477 (very large effusive-explosive eruption), 1697, 1702, 1706, 1712, 1716, 1717, 1720, 1726, 1729, 1739, 1750, 1766, 1769, 1797, 1807(?), 1862-64, 1872(?), 1902-03, 1910, 2014-15
(Holuhraun fissure eruption)
Typical eruption style:
Large effusive eruptions, some explosive activity.
Bárdarbunga volcano news & activity updates
Mon, 28 Sep 2020, 07:15
Depth vs time of recent quakes in Iceland (image: VolcanoDiscovery)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 4.8
at 9.1 km depth in Bárðarbunga volcano at 00:06 local time yesterday. Few smaller aftershocks have been detected in the area. Tremor has not shown significant variations. The earthquakes of this magnitude (M 4.8) were detected in April and January this year. Read more...
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 08:53
Depth vs time of recent quakes in Iceland (image: Volcano Discovery)
On 13 July at 23:41 local time
Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 3.0
at 2.4 km depth beneath the SE caldera. In one hour later an earthquake M 3.3 occurred in similar location. Last time an M 3.0 or larger earthquake occurred about a month ago. Read more... read all
Mon, 15 Jun 2020, 14:22
On 14 June at 16:32 local time
an earthquake with magnitude M 3.4
was detected by the seismic network in the Bardarbunga caldera, one aftershock of M 1.2 followed. Tremor has not shown significant variations. Read more...
Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 08:15
Depth vs time of recent quakes under Bardarbunga (image: IMO)
On 20 April at 03:54 local time
an earthquake with magnitude M 4.8
were detected by the seismic network in the Bardarbunga caldera, few small aftershocks followed but no volcanic tremor has been detected. Read more... read all
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