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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)
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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)
Typical eruption style:
Large effusive eruptions, some explosive activity.
Last earthquakes nearby
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Bárdarbunga volcano news & activity updates
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)
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
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
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
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
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
Moderate seismic unrest continues at the volcano. A swarm of earthquakes occurred yesterday afternoon under the northern caldera rim of the volcano. read all
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