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Katla volcano (Iceland): small earthquake swarm, but not likely indicator of activity in the near future
Tuesday May 29, 2012 10:09 AM | BY: T
Small earthquake swarm at Katla volcano during 28-29 May 2012 (Icelandic Met Office)
A swarm of 14 small to very small mostly very shallow quakes occurred at Katla volcano yesterday and today. Epicenter depths were reported between 0.1 and 12.2 km. Judging from the depth and magnitude of the quakes, the most likely cause for the seismic swarm are adjustments of the hydrothermal system under the icecap, and probably not magmatic intrusions (which would be possible indicators of a future new eruption).
A very interesting article about the unrest (which is almost normal for volcanoes as active as Katla) at the Icelandic volcano was published at volcanocafe under the title What's going on at Katla
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Friday, May 25, 2012
A series of photos from our latest tour
to the colorful volcanic island of Milos, Greece [more]
Thursday, May 24, 2012
We have a few places left on the following exciting tours: ...
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The past week was dominated by the paroxysm at Fuego volcano on 20 May and ongoing strong explosive activity at Shiveluch in Kamchatka. The new Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report was published today and is summarized as follows: ... [more]
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Ethiopia and the Danakil
: Ethiopia is a very diverse and beautiful country. Thanks to our numerous expeditions to Erta Ale and Dallol
and beyond, we have an extensive collection of images showing the volcano's lava lake, the desert, the colorful hot springs of Dallol, the vast salt lakes, camel caravans and more.
Volcanic crisis at Sakurajima - updates
: A strong earthquake swarm and increased inflation were detected in August 2015 and triggered authorities to raise the alert level, as volcanologists think that a larger eruption could follow. News and updates on the events can be found on this page.