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The eruption in Holuhraun on September 3, 2014.

Bárðarbunga Volcano Trembles

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake was picked up by sensors 5.7 km (35 miles) northeast of Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier in the northern highlands at approximately 1:30 pm today. Bárðarbunga caused the 2014-2015 Holuhraun eruption.

Continued Seismicity in Katla Volcano

The Icelandic Met Office picked up continued seismic activity in Katla volcano yesterday. At 3:12 pm a tremor of magnitude 3.3 occurred. Around 2 am the previous night, earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 and 4.6 hit the volcano—the largest to be recorded there since 1977.

Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier.

Large Quake Occurs in Bárðarbunga Volcano

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the northern end of Bárðarbunga between 4 and 5 am yesterday morning. The volcano, which lies under the massive Vatnajökull glacier, caused the 2014-2015 Holuhraun eruption in the northeastern highlands of Iceland.

Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier.

Bárðarbunga Trembles

There were two earthquakes on the northern side of the Bárðarbunga caldera just before 10 am yesterday morning.

Bárðarbunga

Increased Seismic Activity

Increased seismic activity in and around Bárðarbunga volcano in the past two weeks will be discussed today at a meeting of scientists from the Department of Civil Protection in Iceland.

Eyrarbakki

Tremors near Eyrarbakki

A series of tremors is being registered in Ölfus, five kilometers northwest of Eyrarbakki, South Iceland, this afternoon.

Katla

Katla Quakes Stop

The swarm of earthquakes under the infamous Katla volcano, which had been worrying scientists this week, appears to have all but stopped.

Snæfellsjökull glacier seen from Reykjanes.

Earthquakes Die Down, Eruption a Possibility

The earthquake swarm which began off Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland on Tuesday evening appears to be dying down; seismicity dropped last night and this morning. Due to heightened activity in volcano Eldey off shore, the level for air traffic was raised to code yellow as a precautionary...

Lake Kleifarvatn

Earthquake Warning Issued for Reykjavík

The Department for Civil Protection issued a warning on Friday that heightened seismic activity on Reykjanes peninsula, approximately 60 km (37 miles) southwest of Reykjavík, in the past weeks, may lead to an earthquake of up to 6.5 magnitude in the near future.

The steam from Gunnuhver hot spring in Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland.

Earthquake of 4.0 Hits near Reykjavík

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0, which hit at 1:10 pm this afternoon, could clearly be felt in Reykjavík and neighboring communities. The epicenter was 6.7 km (4.2 miles) north-northeast of Krýsuvík on Reykjanes peninsula, an area known for seismic activity.

Nepal earthquake 2015

Icelandic Red Cross Sends Two More Reps to Nepal

The Icelandic Red Cross has sent two additional representatives to Nepal following the earthquake there last month. Nurse Helga Pálmadóttir arrived in Kathmandu yesterday and psychologist Elín Jónasdóttir is expected to arrive in the country today. They join Icelandic electrical technician...

2015 Nepal earthquake

Lots of Work Ahead for Icelander in Nepal Quake Zone

An Icelandic aid worker in Nepal says the scale of the destruction there is massive and that many months of rescue, salvage and construction work lie ahead. Rescue workers are only now reaching many of the most isolated mountain villages which were worst affected by the earthquake. Nepal is in a...

2015 Nepal earthquake

Funds Raised for Nepal Quake Victims

The Association of Nepalese in Iceland is among the associations and companies in Iceland raising funds for emergency aid following the massive earthquake in Nepal on Saturday.

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