Bárdarbunga volcano news & activity updates
Bárdarbunga volcano update:
Tue, 26 Aug 2014, 06:4206:42 AM | BY: T
Recent earthquakes at Bardarbunga volcano (marker shows this morning's magnitude 5 quake)
The seismic swarm continues to be intense and continues with no significant changes. A magnitude 5 quake occurred this morning 01:26 UTC northeast of the central volcano.
Epicenters of earthquakes today so far (showing the current active tip of the propagating intrusion at depth) (IMO)
Approx 1500 quakes had been registered during yesterday. The tip of the earthquake cluster has migrated further and is now 6-7 km north of Dyngjujökull glacier below ice-free land surface. According to IMO, there are no signs of an impending eruption as the quakes remain mostly at 5-12 km depth.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 15:36
The latest offical briefing from the Icelandic Met Office confirms that seismic activity continues to migrate northwards with earthquakes below Bárðarbunga becoming weaker. An eruption in the Bárdarbunga caldera is therefore at present considered to be less likely. ... read all
Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 08:58
The seismic crisis in Bárðarbunga and Dyngjujökull continues strongly. Today alone, more than 400 quakes of magnitudes up to 4 were detected, mostly at the N end of the active intrusion that has been going on. The location of the quakes indicating the front of the magma intrusion (dyke) continues to advance northwards. Its tip is now outside the glacier and approaching the Askja caldera. In case of an eruption, it is now more likely that at least some of it occurs on land (and not under the glacier). ... read all
Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 22:12
Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 21:23
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. ... read all
Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 13:35
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