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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: magma intrusion continues to propagate north

Tue, 26 Aug 2014, 08:59
08:59 AM | BY: T
The earthquake this morning at the north/northwestern part of the caldera at 6 km depth at 01:26 UTC could have been the biggest in the current swarm. Estimated magnitudes range from 4.1 (IMO) to 5.7 (USGS).
The magma intrusion (dyke) north of Dyngjujokull is still migrating and stretches now approx. 10 km outside of the glacier.
It will be interesting to see what happens when it reaches the area of the Asjka fissure swarm. A possibility could be that older dykes from that one stop the propagation of the Bardarbunga intrusion, another that it activates Askja as well.
Previous news
Tue, 26 Aug 2014, 06:42
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. read all
Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 15:36
Map indicating all earthquakes that occured since 16 August, showing their spatial migration in the last 10 days (red = today)
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
Location of today's earthquakes near Bardarbunga volcano
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
About half an hour ago, another strong earthquake (magnitude 5.3) occurred near Bardarbunga. It is not yet listed by IMO, but was already picked up by international earthquake monitoring systems. ... read all
Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 21:23
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. ... read all
 

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