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Posts treating: "earthquakes"

Monday, 12 June 2017

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Sharp increase in earthquake activity in Tungnafellsjökull volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-06-12 18:59:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 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  (23 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  (77 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  (42 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  (92 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  (87 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  (2 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  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 →

Earthquake activity far east of Iceland continues 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-05-31 00:35:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
Today (30-May-2017) Icelandic Met Office has registered a magnitude 3,8 earthquake far east of Iceland, around 370 km from the east Iceland coastline. This earthquake location is registered as close to the earlier earthquake activity in the same area. That … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm ~338 km east of Iceland (close to Faeroe Islands) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-05-26 23:43:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
During the last 24 hours or so there has been some activity ~334 km east of Iceland. Largest earthquakes detected have had the magnitude of 3,1 and 3,1 and this are the only earthquakes that have been detected. The earthquake … Continue reading →

Earthquake activity in Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-05-17 00:35:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (94 visits) info
For the past month (or so) there has been a constant earthquake activity close to Flatey island on the Tjörnes Fracture Zone (TFZ). This earthquake swarm has not been strong, with majority of the earthquakes only having the magnitude of … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm in SISZ (South Icelandic Seismic Zone) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-05-06 17:25:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (92 visits) info
Today on 6-May-2017 a magnitude 4,4 – 4,5 earthquake hit South Icelandic Seismic Zone (SISZ) at 12:08:58 UTC. This earthquake was felt over a wide area, a magnitude 3,3 earthquake also took place around one minute after the main earthquake. … Continue reading →

Himalayan Gravel Flux And Flood Risk 

Reporting on a Revolution [2017-04-28 12:46:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Why should an understanding of sediment transport distance and whether that sediment gets broken down into coarser gravel or finer sand be of any practical use? Here is a good example from the Himalaya. Abrasion-set limits on Himalayan gravel flux- Elizabeth H. Dingle, Mikaël Attal & Hugh D. Sinclair Rivers sourced in the Himalayan mountain range carry some of the largest sediment loads

Magnitude 4,3 earthquake on the Reykjanes ridge today (19.04.2017) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-04-19 21:57:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (123 visits) info
Today (19.04.2017) at 12:34 UTC an earthquake with the magnitude of 4,3 took place on the Reykjanes ridge. This earthquake was felt in Keflavík town and nearby areas. A swarm of aftershocks followed, none of them was above magnitude 3,0. … Continue reading →

Strong earthquake swarm in Katla volcano today (19.04.2017) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-04-19 21:18:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (116 visits) info
Today (19.04.2017) a strong earthquake swarm started in Katla volcano. Largest earthquake in this swarm had magnitude of 3,0 and 3,1 other earthquakes that happened where smaller in magnitude. This is the strongest earthquake activity in Katla volcano since January … Continue reading →

Magnitude 4,5 earthquake on Reykjanes ridge during the night 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-04-10 21:56:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (60 visits) info
During the night of 10-April-2017 at around 03:39 a magnitude 4,5 earthquake happened and started a earthquake swarm at same location, total number of recorded earthquakes is around 71 but that number is not confirmed as of yet. There is … Continue reading →

Minor earthquake activity in Hofsjökull volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-04-01 00:29:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
On the 30th of March-2017 there was some minor earthquake activity in Hofsjökull volcano. This was a minor earthquake activity, with the largest earthquake having the magnitude of 1,3 at depth of 4,5 km. The deepest earthquake had magnitude of … Continue reading →

Strong earthquake swarm 80 km north of Kolbeinsey Island 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-03-26 20:03:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
During the night of 26-March-2017 there was an strong earthquake swarm about 80 km north of Kolbeinsey Island. This is around 250 km from the coast in north Iceland. It is not clear what is happening in this location, since … Continue reading →

Slight increase in earthquake activity in Grímsvötn (Grímsfjall) volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-03-23 22:43:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info
Over the past few months there has been a slight increase in earthquake activity in Grímsvötn (Grímsfjall) volcano. This increase in activity strongly suggests that Grímsvötn are now in later stages of getting ready for an eruption. Earthquake activity in … Continue reading →

Earthquake swarm close to Herðubreið 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2017-03-18 20:42:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
All of last week there has been a minor earthquake swarm close to Herðubreið volcano crater. Yesterday (17-March-2017) the earthquake swarm increased from several earthquakes an hour and up to around several dozen earthquakes an hour. Largest earthquake so far … Continue reading →
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