News Tagged with “Earthquakes”

The last eruption in Öræfajökull occured in 1727.

Earthquake in Öræfajökull last night

yesterday, 10:12 GMT An earthquake measuring 3.2 occurred at 02:14 AM in the North Eastern part of Öræfajökull volcano. There are no signs of an eruption according to the Iceland Met Office.


Two earthquakes over 4 detected in Bárðarbunga

20 Dec Two earthquakes occurred at Bárðarbunga last night, both at a magnitude of over 4 on the Richter scale.

Bárðarbunga í Vatnajökli.

Earthquake measuring 3.5 in Bárðarbunga

16 Dec An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale occurred just before three AM last night around 2.5 km South East of the Bárðarbunga caldera.


VIDEO: Clear changes to Öræfajökull volcano

14 Dec Renowned Morgunblaðið photographer Ragnar Axelsson has flown three times across Öræfajökull since the ice cauldron was first spotted in the caldera on November 17th. His photographs have been vital for scientists to make a 3D model of the glacier to help them see what IN earth is going on.

The ice cauldron has deepened some 2-3 metres in the space of two weeks.

Subsidence of Öræfajökull ice cauldron slowing down

12 Dec Scientists have studied new photographs of Öræfajökull taken yesterday and their findings show that the subsidence of the new ice cauldron is slowing down which points to good news; that the volcano is not about to blow, at least not just yet.

Frá Öræfajökli.

Öræfajökull to be photographed today for further research

11 Dec Experts will be on board a plane flying over Öræfajökull today to assess the situation. The ice cauldron in the caldera is constantly deepening and crevasses are forming around it.


Swarm of earthquakes at Skjaldbreiður volcano - but no sign of eruption

11 Dec An unusual swarm of earthquakes occurred in dormant volcano Skjaldbreiður which forms part of the beautiful mountain range at Lake Þingvellir.

Ice cauldron in Öræfajökull caldera keeps deepening

7 Dec The ice cauldron in the Öræfajökull caldera continues to deepen and become larger as geothermal heat increases. This is shown by new measurements in the ice cauldron and these findings were presented at a meeting of the science unit of the Icelandic Civil Protection today.

Earthquakes detected in Siglufjörður

6 Dec Three earthquakes were measured at Siglufjörður in North Iceland last night and this morning. The largest earthquake measured 3.1 on the Richter scale and occurred at 05.25.

The red dots mark the spot where earthquakes have occurred this morning.

Earthquake swarm detected in Askja in Iceland's highlands this morning

28 Nov A considerable amount of earthquakes occurred at Askja, a volcanic area in the north central highlands of Iceland this morning. Most of the quakes were small and measured within 2 on the Richter scale.

Bárðarbunga is located in the Vatnajökull ice cap.

Two earthquakes measuring 3.9 in Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland

21 Nov Two earthquakes of the magnitude of 3.9 occurred in Bárðarbunga in Vatnajökull glacier this afternoon.

Öræfajökull glacier.

Uncertainty about course of events at Öræfajökull volcano

19 Nov Although it's clear that there's a lot of geothermal heat underneath the Öræfajökull cauldron there are no signs of an iminent eruption. Scientists are however, uncertain as to what exactly is going on.

The eruption in Holuhraun in 2014-15

Iceland's volcanoes may be getting ready to blow

17 Nov According to Páll Einarsson, geophysicist at the geological science department of the University of Iceland believes that there are evident signs that some of Iceland's most famous volcanoes are becoming unrestful.

The earthquake occurred in the spot marked with the green star.

Earthquake of magnitude 3,7 in North Iceland

13 Nov An earthquake measuring 3.7 occurred this morning at 07:36 some 11 km North West of Siglufjörður, North Iceland, in an area well known for seismic activity.

The farm Skinnastaðir in remote Öxnafjörður.

Earthquake of magnitude 3 detected in North East Iceland

8 Nov An earthquake of the magnitude 3.0 occurred in Öxarfjörður in North East Iceland at 05.49 this morning.

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