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Latest quakes near Kverkfjöll volcano in the past 7 days - list, stats and map

Updated: Feb 9, 2023 02:09 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 7 days:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 3
  • 2 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 5 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 7 days, Kverkfjöll volcano had 1 quake of magnitude 3.2 and 2 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 5 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Latest quake: Mag. 2.1 | Iceland: 5.5 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga -

Strongest quake: Mag. 3.2 | Iceland: 5.4 Km SE of Bárðarbunga -

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 8, 2023 1:31 am (GMT +0) (Feb 8, 2023 01:31 GMT)

2.1 km
33 km (21 mi)Iceland: 5.5 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga MoreMap
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 GMT (3 quakes)
Feb 7, 2023 12:05 pm (GMT +0) (Feb 7, 2023 12:05 GMT)

1.8 km
32 km (20 mi)Iceland: 6.9 Km E of Bárðarbunga MoreMap
Feb 7, 2023 11:25 am (GMT +0) (Feb 7, 2023 11:25 GMT)

0.1 km
34 km (21 mi)Iceland: 4.9 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga MoreMap
Feb 7, 2023 11:21 am (GMT +0) (Feb 7, 2023 11:21 GMT)

0.1 km
34 km (21 mi)Iceland: 5.4 Km SE of Bárðarbunga
Sunday, February 5, 2023 GMT (3 quakes)
Feb 5, 2023 11:15 pm (GMT +0) (Feb 5, 2023 23:15 GMT)

1.5 km
31 km (19 mi)Iceland: 7.6 Km E of Bárðarbunga
Feb 5, 2023 10:24 pm (GMT +0) (Feb 5, 2023 22:24 GMT)

0.7 km
34 km (21 mi)Iceland: 5.1 Km SE of Bárðarbunga MoreMap
Feb 5, 2023 4:49 am (GMT +0) (Feb 5, 2023 04:49 GMT)

0.1 km
32 km (20 mi)Iceland: 6.8 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga MoreMap
Saturday, February 4, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 4, 2023 11:35 am (GMT +0) (Feb 4, 2023 11:35 GMT)

1.1 km
7.7 km (4.8 mi)Iceland: 6.7 Km N of Kverkfjöll MoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.1 x 109 joules (1.42 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.22 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Sat, 17 Aug 2013, 10:03

Kverkfjoell volcano (Iceland): glacial flood and small phreatic explosion (Icelandic Civil Protection)

Aerial photo of the NE rim of the Kverkjökull glacier with deposits of the flood and ash from the phreatic explosion (
A small phreatic eruption seems to have taken place yesterday at the ice-covered Kverkfjoell central volcano. The steam-driven (no fresh magma involved) explosion followed a small glacial flood on 15 August the Kverkjökull glacier released into the Volga river and was probably a result of the pressure release during the flood. ... Read all
Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 06:00

Kverkfjoll volcano (Iceland) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 August-20 August 2013 (New Activity / Unrest)

On 15 August park rangers noted unusually high water in the Volgu River, which originates from a water-filled depression called Gengissig in a geothermal area of Kverkfjöll; the high water destroyed a walking bridge. The next day an overflight of the area by members of National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police (NCIP), the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), and the Institute of Earth Sciences revealed that Gengissig was empty and that a phreatic explosion had deposited streaks of dark material on the rock and snow. ... Read all
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