Articles tagged "iceland volcano"

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M4.1 earthquake after seismic swarm ESE of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

A small seismic swarm took place ESE of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland from June 21 - 23, 2019. The seismicity then shifted NW of the volcano on June 24, with M3.3, M3.4 and M4.1. The Icelandic Met Office has detected numerous small earthquakes from June 19 to 23 ESE...

June 24, 2019

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Huge amounts of gas emanating from Katla volcano, charging for eruption, Iceland

Huge amounts of volcanic gas are emanating from the Katla volcano since at least October 2016, leading researchers to believe this huge volcano under Mýrdalsjökull glacier in Iceland is charging up for a new eruption. The last known eruption of this...

September 14, 2018

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Öræfajökull volcano showing clear signs of unrest, Iceland

Öræfajökull volcano in southeastern Iceland, the largest active volcano and the highest peak in Iceland, is showing clear signs of unrest with an inflation phase for at least a year and a half. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started in...

July 14, 2018

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Earthquake swarm detected under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

A swarm of earthquakes has been detected in the northern part of the Bardarbunga volcano caldera, Iceland on June 14, 2018. The sequence includes M4.9, the strongest quake detected since the end of Bardarbunga's last eruption in 2015. The swarm started with a...

June 14, 2018

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Unusual smell detected in ice cave near Öræfajökull volcano, Iceland

An unusual smell was detected in an ice cave known as Kristallinn (Crystal) in Breiðamerkurjökull, Iceland on March 25, 2018. Specialists from the Iceland Met Office are now using equipment to measure for sulfur dioxide and sulfur hydroxide in the cave. ...

March 27, 2018

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M4.1 earthquake hits Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake was registered in the southern part of the Bardarabunga volcano caldera, Iceland on March 21, 2018. The quake hit at 22:56 UTC at a depth of 4.5 km (2.8 miles). It was followed M2.6 at 23:02 and 2.5 at 00:38 UTC, March 22 and half a dozen of...

March 22, 2018

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M3.6 earthquake hits Öræfajökull volcano, the largest on record

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was registered within the caldera of Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland at 05:07 UTC on February 9, 2018 and was followed by 10 aftershocks. This volcano is on Yellow alert since November 17, 2017 when a new ice-cauldron formed...

February 09, 2018

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Earthquake swarm under Skjaldbreidur volcano, Iceland

An intense earthquake swarm is in progress at the southern end of Prestahnúkur volcanic system (Langjökull icecap) since early Saturday, December 9, 2017. More than 100 quakes were registered within 40 hours, with 4 above M3.0. There have not been...

December 10, 2017

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Öræfajökull caldera deepens 20 m (65 feet), geothermal heat in the area, Iceland

On November 17, 2017, a pilot flying over Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland noticed a new ice-caldron within the volcano's caldera. Now, volcanologists say the situation is far from normal. Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson says that the...

December 07, 2017

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Earthquake swarm detected near Herðubreið, Askja volcanic area, Iceland

A notable amount of earthquakes occurred near Herðubreið, Iceland's Askja volcanic area on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, with magnitudes ranging from 0.4 to 2.0 and depths between 2.5 and 12.8 km (1.5 - 8 miles). In total, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO)...

November 28, 2017

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Alert raised for Iceland's Öræfajökull volcano, last eruption was in 1728

A new ice-cauldron has formed this week within the Öræfajökull volcano caldera, prompting the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) to raise the aviation color code for the volcano to yellow. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started in...

November 18, 2017

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Strong M4.2 earthquake in the center of Katla caldera, Iceland

Icelandic Met Office has detected a strong and shallow M4.2 earthquake in the center of Katla caldera on January 26, 2017. The quake was followed by M3.0 and a series of smaller earthquakes. In total, 28 earthquakes were registered under Katla since late Wednesday,...

January 27, 2017

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Intense seismic swarm at Katla volcano, aviation color code raised, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has raised the aviation alert status at Katla volcano from green to yellow after a swarm of earthquakes started on September 29, 2016, and intensified today. An intense seismic pulse started today at 12:02 UTC with several earthquakes...

September 30, 2016

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Bardarbunga volcano - intense earthquake swarm continues, Iceland

Since the onset of intense earthquake swarm at Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland, on Saturday, August 16 at 03:00 UTC, and by late Monday, August 18, around 2 600 earthquakes have been detected with the earthquake monitoring network of the Icelandic Mete

August 20, 2014

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Intense earthquake swarm started at Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

Icelandic Met Office (IMO) is reporting a sharp increase in seismic activity close to subglacial stratovolcano Bárðarbunga in NW Vatnajökull ice cap​. A seismic swarm has been ongoing since 03:00 UTC on August 16, 2014, and near continuous ea

August 18, 2014

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Magma chamber under Hekla volcano almost full, could erupt with very short notice - Iceland

According to Páll Einarsson, professor in geophysics at University of Iceland, the magma chamber under Hekla volcano is now almost full. Professor Einarsson said the volcano could erupt with very short notice and warned people not to climb the

March 17, 2014

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Is Icelandic volcano preparing to blow?

Katla, one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland, appears to be preparing for a long overdue eruption, scientists say. The volcano has a history of erupting about twice a century. With its last eruption having come in 1918, 93 years ago, it is well behind

October 14, 2011

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Erupion of Grímsvötn from the glaciers perspective

 The Glacier Change blog posted interesting article about recent eruption of Iceland volcano from a glaciers perspective;Skeiðarárjökull Glacier,Vatnajökull retreat Grímsvötn eruption and Jökulhlaup May 2011Skeiðarárjökull Glacier is a large outlet

May 24, 2011