Askja volcano news & activity updates:
Askja volcano (Iceland): large landslide and tidal wave
Wednesday Jul 23, 2014 14:45 PM | DOOR: T
A large landslide occurred from the southern wall of the Askja caldera yesterday night. The slide caused a large flood wave in the Öskjuvatn lake that also swept into the famous Viti crater.
There are no reports of victims.
Although there have been speculations that the slide could have been triggered by magmatic processes, it is most likely a result of summer warming, melting frozen soil in the caldera walls, destabilizing it.
Saturday, May 03, 2014
A swarm of shallow earthquakes at 2-10 km depth has started under the Herðubreið volcano about 12 km NE of the Askja caldera. The largest earthquakes so far were 2 magnitude 3.2 and 3.0 events. ... [meer...]
Friday, Nov 22, 2013
Een kleine zwerm aardbevingen gebeurd vandaag onder de Oost-caldera rand. Een andere kleine zwerm vond plaats gisteren onder Þórðarhyrna vulkaan 20 km tot de NE. [meer...]
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013
Kleine aardbevingen zijn ook vaker onder en in de buurt van de Askja caldera en de vulkaan van de Bardabunga (aan de SW van Askja) geweest in de afgelopen paar dagen. [meer...]
Sunday, Mar 10, 2013
A swarm of earthquakes at shallow depths, mostly around 2-5 km has been occurring in an area about 12 km NE of the caldera. 27 quakes including 6 between magnitudes 2.1-2.7 were recorded yesterday. [meer...]