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Hekla volcano (Iceland): news & activity updates

Hekla volcano (Iceland): earthquake swarms

Tuesday Apr 14, 2015 11:43 AM | DOOR: T

Epicenters of recent earthquakes south of Hekla
Epicenters of recent earthquakes south of Hekla
Time vs depth of earthquakes near Hekla
Time vs depth of earthquakes near Hekla
Small earthquake swarms occurred at shallow depths during the past days near the volcano. The quakes were located approx. 6-10 km south of Hekla volcano and at shallow depths around 5 km.
The largest quakes were two magnitude 2.6 events at 4 km depth on Thursday (9 April). It is impossible to say whether the earthquakes are linked to volcanic activity and thus might be precursors of a new eruption, but Hekla is probably the most likely candidate volcano for the next eruption to occur on Iceland.
One of the country's most active, and the most frequently erupting volcano, Hekla has been believed to be "due" and have its magma chamber filled for several years now. Known for not giving much precursory signals (and only few earthquakes), an eruption would not be a surprise at all.
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Earthquakes in southern Iceland during the past 48 hours
Monday, Apr 14, 2014
A shallow (around 8 km depth) earthquake swarm including two quakes at 2.7 and 2.9 magnitude has started in an area 12 km to the south of Hekla volcano. ... [meer...]
Strain and earthquakes under Hekla volcano (Iceland Met Office)
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
The volcano remains restless, but without any indication of an impending eruption (however, it is notorious for not giving much warning either). ... [meer...]
Hekla volcano, calm this afternoon
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014
De vulkaan media-aandacht heeft getrokken en nauw wordt gecontroleerd als men dat het is "ready" voor een nieuwe uitbarsting gelooft (hoewel er geen huidige aanwijzingen dat een dreigt). ... [meer...]
GPS-measured deformation of HEKR station (Univ. Iceland), north of the volcano
Monday, Jul 01, 2013
De trend van de snelle inflatie die begon in April niet heeft voortgezet, maar gedeeltelijk was teruggekeerd en aanzienlijke vervorming is gestopt voor nu. Niets suggereert voor nu dat een uitbarsting dreigt, maar Hekla is bekend voor het verstrekken van dichtbij geen (seismisch) waarschuwing voordat uitbarstingen. [meer...]
GPS-measured deformation of HEKR station (Univ. Iceland), north of the volcano
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
The famous Icelandic volcano is showing further signs that indicate an eruption could occur in a near future. Significant rapid inflation, concentrated in the northern part of the volcano, has been detected since early April and likely represents accumulation of rising magma underneath. ... [meer...]

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