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Bardarbunga volcano
Stratovolcano approx. 2000 m / ca. 6,560 ft
Central Iceland, 64.63°N / -17.53°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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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)
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Large effusive eruptions, some explosive activity.
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Bardarbunga volcano (Iceland): seismic unrest yesterday

Tuesday Jul 14, 2020 08:53 AM | BY: MARTIN

Depth vs time of recent quakes in Iceland (image: Volcano Discovery)
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.
Earthquakes of this magnitude are common in the area.
Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 14 July 2020
Previous news
Monday, Jun 15, 2020
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 all
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020
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 all
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
Yesterday's magnitude 3.8 quake at Bardarbunga volcano
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). ... read all
Thursday, Aug 04, 2016
Location and depth of yesterday's earthquakes under Bardarbunga volcano
Moderate seismic unrest continues at the volcano. A swarm of earthquakes occurred yesterday afternoon under the northern caldera rim of the volcano. read all
Friday, May 13, 2016
Earthquakes under and near Bardarbunga volcano during the past week
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. ... read all

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