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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): 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
Previous news
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 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 all
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 all
Wed, 31 Aug 2016, 16:35
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
Thu, 4 Aug 2016, 07:35
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

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