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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:

Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 21:23
21:23 PM | BY: T
Earthquake epicenters since the beginning of the crisis (IMO)
Earthquake epicenters since the beginning of the crisis (IMO)
The latest update from IMO mentions approx. 1300 earthquakes today (00-19:00) so far, mostly around the northernmost tip of the active dyke intrusion, now located 4 km north of Dyngjujökull.
More than 20 quakes were above magnitude 3, and the depths of most quakes were around 5-12 km. There is currently no sign of vertical magma movement and the propagation of the intrusion has slowed down compared to yesterday.
The earthquakes under the caldera are believed to be a result of magma draining from the central reservoir underneath horizontally into the new dyke.
(Note: A dyke can be imagined as a fissure where magma intrudes at depth - pathways of magma inside the crust).
Previous news
Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 13:35
Depth vs time of the recent earthquakes
Most Icelandic scientist now believe that no eruption occurred yesterday. The seismic activity in turn continues and has been stronger than ever today. ... read all
Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 10:28
IMO believes that the two M5 earthquakes that took place under the caldera of Bárðarbunga volcano during the night were caused by adjustments in response to pressure changes in the plumbing / magma storage system of the volcano as magma is moving. ... read all
Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 08:08
Updated map showing the location of quakes since the start of the crisis (IMO)
The seismic crisis continues to evolve rapidly. Whether an eruption occurred or not yesterday remains uncertain, but seismic activity is intense, and the likelihood of a more significant eruption increases with each day. ... read all
Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 01:37
Tremor has dropped again. A magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred shortly after midnight at 10 km depth. ... read all
Sat, 23 Aug 2014, 15:37
Even if Bárðarbunga's eruption continues and breaks the ice, allowing explosions between magma and water/ice to eject significant amounts of ash, most experts agree that a scenario like the Eyjafjallajökull back in 2010 is unlikely to repeat itself. ... read all

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