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Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland
: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the Vatnajökull ice cap.
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Stratovulkaan approx. 2000 m / ca. 6,560 ft
Central Iceland, 64.63°N / -17.53°W
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)
Bardarbunga webcams / Live-gegevens
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:
Grote uitbundig uitbarstingen, sommige explosieve activiteit.
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Bárdarbunga volcano news & activity updates
Bardarbunga volcano (Iceland): moderate earthquake last night
di, 21 apr 2020, 08:15
08:15 AM | DOOR: MARTIN
Depth vs time of recent quakes under Bardarbunga (image: IMO)
On 20 April at 03:54 local time
an earthquake with magnitude M 4.8
were detected by the seismic network in the Bardarbunga caldera, few small aftershocks followed but no volcanic tremor has been detected.
On January 5th 2020 earthquakes of similar magnitude were detected.
Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 21 April 2020
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake followed by dozens of small aftershocks occurred yesterday at 3 km depth under the volcano's northeastern caldera rim (located under the ice cap). ... Lees alle
Moderate seismic unrest continues at the volcano. A swarm of earthquakes occurred yesterday afternoon under the northern caldera rim of the volcano. Lees alle
Ever since the large Holuhraun fissure eruption (Aug 2014-Mar 2015), the volcano has remained restless. Over the past months, the volcano's seismic activity has been showing a slow increase. ... Lees alle
Over the past few months, seismic activity at the volcano, mainly under the volcano's large, ice-covered caldera has been increasing again, suggesting that magma might be filling the volcano's reservoir underneath the caldera. ... Lees alle
At noon of the 28th of February, the Scientific Advisory Board for Iceland´s recent volcanic activity officially declared that the eruption at Holuhraun has come to an end. ... Lees alle
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See the top 20 list of largest quakes in 2016 with this map.
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