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Askja vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 1516 m (4,974 ft)
Central Iceland, 65.03°N / -16.75°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Askja vulkaanuitbarstingen:
1797(?), 1875, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924(?), 1926, 1938, 1961
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Askja caldera (Iceland): small earthquake swarm near Herðubreið volcano

Wednesday May 16, 2012 16:15 PM | DOOR: T

Earthquake swarm near the Askja caldera on 14-15 May 2012 (Icelandic Met Office)
Earthquake swarm near the Askja caldera on 14-15 May 2012 (Icelandic Met Office)
A small seismic swarm occurred on 14-15 May near the Askja caldera in central Iceland, just southwest of Herðubreið volcano.
Herðubreið volcano, located in the Highlands of Iceland in the midst of the Ódáðahraun desert, is an isolated, table-mountain shaped broad cone that formed beneath the icesheet that covered Iceland during the last ice age, which is when the volcano had its last eruption.
Whether the recent seismic swarm is related to the same magmatic system that formed Herðubreið or rather to the larger Askja caldera volcano is difficult to asses.
Vorig nieuws
Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012
Sommige nieuws is over een plotselinge opwarming van de aarde van de Askja vulkaan caldera meer verschenen. Het lijkt erop dat een smelten van ijs in de caldera meer begon in het begin van maart en eind maart, het meer volledig ijs gratis was. ... [meer...]

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