A strong earthquake, of magnitude 5.0, occurred in the Bárðarbunga caldera in Vatnajökull glacier at 8:14 this morning.
News 2014 - August
Land north of Dyngjujökull, an outlet glacier on Vatnajökull’s northern border, has sunk, which indicates that the intrusive dike leading from the Bárðarbunga caldera and north towards the Askja volcanic system lies closer to the surface than earlier believed.
“Around 30-40 million cubic meters of water have flowed from under there ... We don’t know what has happened with this water, whether it is flowing somewhere now," commented geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson on the latest developments in Bárðarbunga.
The largest earthquake to hit the Bárðarbunga area last night was of magnitude 4.1. Almost 400 quakes were picked up by sensors, most by the northern tip of the intrusive dyke. While new cauldrons indicate glacial melt caused by intense heat, monitors show no signs of a big eruption.
Four calderas have formed in Vatnajökull glacier east-southeast of Bárðarbunga volcano, considered to be visible signs of ice melting. The big mystery is where the water might flow. It could flood Jökulsá á Fjöllum to the north of the glacier as earlier feared, or flow into Grímsvötn and burst...
The Icelandic Civil Protection Department issued a statement at 11 pm explaining that as of yet there is no sign of an eruption on the surface. However, the center at Skógarhlíð in Reykjavík will be on active duty during the night. Víðir Reynisson, the department's director, said that an...
Fractures, about four to six kilometers long, have formed north of Vatnajökull outlet glacier Dyngjujökull, northeast of Bárðarbunga, as reported by RÚV, visir.is and the Icelandic Met Office. Small calderas have formed in the glacier and it cannot be ruled out that an eruption...
Cracks, 6 km long, have been seen in Dyngjujökull, northeast of Bárðarbunga, as RÚV just reported. A new caldera has been formed in Bárðarbunga and mbl.is reports that an eruption has started below the glacier, but this is not confirmed by the Icelandic Met Office.
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