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Bardarbunga volcano (Iceland): light to moderate earthquake

Mon, 28 Sep 2020, 07:15
07:15 AM | BY: MARTIN
Depth vs time of recent quakes in Iceland (image: VolcanoDiscovery)
Depth vs time of recent quakes in Iceland (image: VolcanoDiscovery)
Location of an earthquake on 27 September at 00:06 local time (image: GEOFON GFZ)
Location of an earthquake on 27 September at 00:06 local time (image: GEOFON GFZ)
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.
Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 28 September 2020

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Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 08:53

Bardarbunga volcano (Iceland): seismic unrest yesterday

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 all
Mon, 15 Jun 2020, 14:22

Bardarbunga volcano (Iceland) activity update: earthquake yesterday

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
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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) 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.
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