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Yesterday's magnitude 3.8 quake at Bardarbunga volcano
miércoles, ago 31, 2016
Un terremoto de magnitud 3,8, seguido por decenas de pequeñas réplicas se produjeron ayer a 3 km de profundidad debajo del volcán caldera nororiental (ubicado debajo de la capa de hielo). ... [Leer más]
Location and depth of yesterday's earthquakes under Bardarbunga volcano
jueves, ago 04, 2016
Moderada inestabilidad sísmica continúa en el volcán. Un enjambre de sismos se produjeron el ayer por la tarde debajo del borde norte de la caldera del volcán. ... [Leer más]
 

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)
Bardarbunga webcams / datos en tiempo real | Reports
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Last update: 2 oct 2018
Typical eruption style: Grandes erupciones efusivas, alguna actividad explosiva.
Erupciones del volcán Bardarbunga: 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)Lava fountains from the Holuhraun fissure eruption August 2014
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Fri, 22 Mar 09:37 UTCM 0.9 / 9.6 km3 km3.2 km WSW of Grímsfjall (Iceland)
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Wed, 20 Mar 23:00 UTCM 1.4 / 10.4 km6 km6.0 km ENE of Hamarinn (Iceland)
Wed, 20 Mar 23:00 UTCM 0.6 / 5.3 km6 km5.9 km ENE of Hamarinn (Iceland)
Wed, 20 Mar 09:07 UTCM 0.7 / 23.4 km19 km19.5 km ESE of Bárðarbunga (Iceland)
Wed, 20 Mar 09:06 UTCM 1.1 / 5.6 km17 km16.7 km ESE of Bárðarbunga (Iceland)
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Bardarbunga (Bárðarbunga) is a large central volcano lying underneath Iceland's 500-m thick Vatnajokull glacier in the center of the country. It is located at the junction between the eastern and northern volcanic rift zones in the area where the present-day center of the mantle hot spot beneath Iceland is thought to be.
Bardarbunga has had about 300-400 eruptions during the past 10,000 years which includes only 23 eruptions historic times (approx the past 1000 years), i.e. it seems to erupt currently at rates of approx. twice per century, the last one having occurred in 1910. A massive explosive-effusive eruption (VEI 6) in 1477 resulted in a large ash and pumice fall-out deposit.
Approx 8600 years ago, Bardarbunga produced the largest known lava flow during the past 10,000 years on earth (more than 21 cubic kilometers of volume). The lava was erupted from the Veidivötn fissure system and traveled more than 100 km to the south coast.

Background:

The volcano is hidden beneath the northwestern part of the Vatnajökull glacier, and contains a 700-m-deep caldera that is hidden beneath ice and has extensive flank fissures, from where eruptions have taken place: the Veidivötn fissure extends for over 100 km to the SW, almost reaching Torfajökull volcano, while the Trollagigar fissure extends 50 km to the NE touching Askja volcano.

A major risk from Bárdarbunga are jökulhlaups (glacier-outburst floods), that can be hazardous for areas in all directions around Bárdarbunga.

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