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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°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)Bardarbunga webcams / live data
| ReportsBardarbunga volcano booksBardarbunga 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.Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite imagesSentinel hub
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Bárdarbunga volcano news & activity updates
Bardarbunga volcano (Iceland) activity update: earthquake yesterday
Monday Jun 15, 2020 14:22 PM | BY: MARTIN
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. Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 15 June 2020
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020
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. ...
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake followed by dozens of small aftershocks occurred yesterday at 3 km depth under the volcano's northeastern caldera rim (located under the ice cap). ...
Thursday, Aug 04, 2016
Moderate seismic unrest continues at the volcano. A swarm of earthquakes occurred yesterday afternoon under the northern caldera rim of the volcano. ...
Friday, May 13, 2016
Ever since the large Holuhraun fissure eruption (Aug 2014-Mar 2015), the volcano has remained restless. Over the past months, the volcano's seismic activity has been showing a slow increase. ...
Friday, Feb 05, 2016
Over the past few months, seismic activity at the volcano, mainly under the volcano's large, ice-covered caldera has been increasing again, suggesting that magma might be filling the volcano's reservoir underneath the caldera. ...
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