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Thursday, 27 July 2017

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Magnitude 4,5 earthquake in Katla volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-07-27 01:35:42]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Today at 22:18 UTC (26-July-2017) a earthquake with the magnitude of 4,5 took place in Katla volcano. A earlier earthquake happened at 22:15 UTC and it had the magnitude of 3,2. The magnitude 4,5 earthquake was felt in Vík í … Continue reading →

Strong earthquake swarm on Reykjanes peninsula 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-07-26 17:26:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
Currently there is a strong earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes peninsula. Largest earthquake so far was a magnitude 4,0 with second largest earthquake having magnitude of 3,8. This earthquake swarm is currently ongoing. Over 150 earthquakes have been detected so … Continue reading →

Earthquake activity in Katla volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-07-24 01:33:54]  recommend  recommend this post  info
On Friday 22-July-2017 and on Saturday 23-July-2017 earthquake swarm activity took place inside Katla volcano caldera. Largest earthquake on Friday 22-July was magnitude 3,1 and on Saturday a magnitude 3,2 earthquake took place. Before and after the main earthquakes a … Continue reading →

Tsunami History Preserved In Indonesian Cave Deposits 

Reporting on a Revolution [2017-07-22 05:57:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (99 visits) info
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How would you know if a coastline had been inundated by a tsunami say 5000 years ago? Well, a tsunami carries sediment stripped from the ocean bed and deposits this material over the flooded coastline, beyond the range of what a regular storm would. The problem is that such deposits have poor preservation potential and over time get eroded away. There are however some environments where

Magnitude 3,1 earthquake in Krýsuvík volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-07-15 21:42:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
During the night of 15-July-2017 a magnitude 3,1 earthquake took place in Krýsuvík volcano. This earthquake does not seems to be connected to the volcano it self, rather the tectonic forces that are common in the Reykjanes rift zone that … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm in Katla volcano yesterday (13-July-2017) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-07-14 23:31:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
Yesterday (13-July-2017) an earthquake swarm took place in Katla volcano. As earthquake swarms goes this one was minor one and largest magnitude was only 2,7 all other earthquakes where smaller in magnitude. Earthquake activity in Katla volcano. Copyright of this … Continue reading →

Deep earthquakes in Katla volcano yesterday (09-July-2017) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-07-10 20:39:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (52 visits) info
Yesterday (09-July-2017) there was a minor earthquake swarm in Katla volcano. Deepest of the earthquakes in this swarm had the depth of 28,9 km, the most shallow of the earthquakes that happened had a depth of 21,1 km. At this … Continue reading →

Strong earthquake activity on Kolbeinsey ridge (26-June-2017) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-27 00:05:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
During the night of 26-June-2017 an earthquake swarm started north of Kolbeinsey island on Kolbeinsey ridge. This earthquake swarm is located around 355 km north of Siglufjörður village making it difficult to know for sure what is going on there. … Continue reading →

Katla volcano earthquake activity – Update 2 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-21 18:49:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
Earthquake activity continues in Katla volcano with activity dropping between swarms. It is unclear at the moment if this is going to result in a eruption but at the moment it is my view that chances of an eruption happening … Continue reading →

Fluid reason for earthquake swarm north-east of Flatey in Skjálfanda, Tjörnes Fracture Zone 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-21 02:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
In March-2017 an earthquake swarm started north-east of Flatey in Skjálfanda in Tjörnes Fracture Zone. This earthquake swarm is ongoing as is. Largest earthquake this this swarm only has the magnitude of 2,5. All other earthquakes have been smaller in … Continue reading →

Sharp earthquake activity in Katla volcano – Update 1 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-20 21:47:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
Tonight (20-June-2017) there has been a sharp increase in earthquake activity in Katla volcano. Largest earthquake so far had the magnitude of 3,6. At the moment I’m not sure about other earthquakes magnitudes. I’ll update this article once I have … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm in Katla volcano (18-June-2017) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-18 23:18:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
Today (18-June-2017) an earthquake swarm took place in Katla volcano. Largest earthquake in this swarm had the magnitude of 3,2 and the second largest earthquake had the magnitude of 2,8 (two earthquakes). Depth was registered at 0,0 km. That means … Continue reading →

Sharp increase in earthquake activity in Tungnafellsjökull volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-12 18:59:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
During the last few days there has been a sharp increase in earthquake activity in Tungnafellsjökull volcano. Since there has been no eruptions in the last 12.000 years it is not possible to know for sure what is going on. … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm west of Langjökull glacier 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-11 23:39:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Few weeks ago an earthquake swarm started west of Langjökull glacier and is on the edge of western fracture zone. That earthquake swarm then stopped and has now started again and it appears that the magnitude of the earthquakes is … Continue reading →

Increasing earthquake activity in Katla volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-11 02:18:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (92 visits) info
Over the last few days there has been increasing earthquake activity in Katla volcano. The increase is slow, but this is a increase in activity. This holds in line with increased glacier melt during the Icelandic summer. What appears to … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fracture Zone east of Grímsey island 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-10 01:48:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info
Today (09-June-2017) there has been a earthquake swarm in Tjörnes Fracture Zone east of Grimsey island. This was fairly large earthquake swarm in number of earthquakes that happened. Largest magnitude that happened was 2,2 and second largest was 2,1. All … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm in Krýsuvík volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-09 21:53:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (97 visits) info
Yesterday (08-June-2017) and today (09-June-2017) there has been a earthquake activity in Krýsuvík volcano. This earthquake activity doesn’t appear to be connected to the volcano, rather this is a normal rifting valley earthquake activity taking place. The earthquake activity in … Continue reading →

Minor earthquake activity in Hekla volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-09 20:59:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (93 visits) info
Today (09-June-2017) there has been earthquake activity in Hekla volcano. Largest earthquake only has the magnitude of 1,0 and greatest depth is 2,2 km. Hekla is to the right on this image. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met … Continue reading →

Minor earthquake activity in Katla volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-03 18:05:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
Today (03-June-2017) there has been a minor earthquake activity in Katla volcano. This was a minor earthquake activity and no earthquake did reach magnitude 2,0. Based on location and depth this activity suggests that magma was on the move inside … Continue reading →

Two earthquake swarms in Iceland today (02-June-2017) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-02 23:17:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
Today (02-June-2017) there have been two earthquake swarms taking place in Iceland. Both are minor in terms of magnitude, the second earthquake swarm is now getting close to 60 – 80 earthquakes at the moment. Western Icelandic Seismic Zone This … Continue reading →
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