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Öraefajökull volcano
Stratovolcano 2119 m (6,952 ft)
Iceland, 64°N / -16.65°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Öraefajökull volcano eruptions:
1362 (Plinian eruption), 1727-28 (sub-Plinian)
Typical eruption style:

Explosive.


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Öraefajökull volcano (Iceland): magnitude 3.4 earthquake

Friday Feb 09, 2018 10:28 AM | BY: T

Light seismic unrest continues at the volcano. This morning, a shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake occurred this morning 3.2 km SE of Hvannadalshnjúkur under the volcano's caldera.
Whether this quake is related to volcanic activity or gravitational adjustments of the ice or something else is unknown.
Previous news
Location of yesterday's 3.1 earthquake under Öraefajökull volcano
Friday, Jan 19, 2018
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake occurred yesterday under the northern caldera of the volcano. Its very shallow depth (given as 100 m) suggests that it is most likely caused by adjustments of the glacier and not by a magma intrusion. ... [more]
Öraefajökull volcano in SE Iceland
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011
Iceland's tallest volcano, the large sub-glacial Öraefajökull volcano under Vatnajökull glacier on the SE tip of Iceland has been showing an unusual number of earthquakes over the past weeks, rising some concern that the volcano might erupt again. ... [more]

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