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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)
Typical eruption style:
Large effusive eruptions, some explosive activity.
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Bárdarbunga volcano news & activity updates

Bárdarbunga volcano update: Eruption started?

Sat, 23 Aug 2014, 12:40
12:40 PM | BY: T
Harmonic tremor at Dyngjuháls station (IMO)V
Harmonic tremor at Dyngjuháls station (IMO)V
Seismic stations near the volcano show a marked increase in tremor since about an hour ago. This could indicate that an eruption has started or is about to start, but this needs to be confirmed. The first visual signs of an eruption (assuming it starts under the ice cap) should be meltwater floods.
Previous news
Thu, 21 Aug 2014, 10:06
Earthquakes under Bárdabunga volcano during the first 10 hours of today
The intense earthquake swarm continues with no significant changes. There are no signs of magma migrating towards or reaching the surface are present, although the risk of a subglacial eruption in the near future remains high. This could lead to significant glacial floods and ash emissions, which in turn could cause again disruptions of flight operations in the region, depending on the wind trajectories and the amount of ash released. ... read all
Tue, 19 Aug 2014, 22:30
All manually checked earthquakes since the beginning of the sequence. Event times are colour coded, events larger than magnitude 3 are given as green stars. The migration of the activity from the caldera of Bárðarbunga (dark blue, Saturday) to the northern and eastern clusters (light blue, Sunday; orange Monday) can be seen. (IMO)
Earthquakes, volcanic tremor and deformation continue, but there are no signs of an impending eruption so far, as long as the earthquakes, indicators of magma intrusion, don't migrate towards the surface. The country remains at alert of a possible eruption from Bardarbunga, which could and likely would produce a significant ash plume. ... read all
Tue, 19 Aug 2014, 10:14
Location of earthquakes at Bardarbunga this morning
Intense earthquake activity continues, but there is no signs of magma reaching the surface, i.e. a new eruption of the volcano yet. ... read all
Mon, 18 Aug 2014, 17:43
Earthquakes under Bárdabunga volcano during the past days
An eruption of the subglacial volcano seems more and more likely to be imminent. Rapid inflation suggests magma intrusion at shallow depth. Orange alert has been declared today by the Iceland Met Office (IMO). ... read all
Sun, 17 Aug 2014, 10:19
Earthquakes under Bárdabunga volcano (Icelandic Met Office)
An intense earthquake swarm started yesterday under Bárðarbunga volcano, located under the northwestern part of the Vatnajökull ice cap. It is continuing at the moment and accompanied by elevated harmonic tremor. ... read all

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