“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 soon (maybe in matter of hours) is high.” – Blogger Jón Frímann
“This earthquake activity suggests that pressure is increasing fast inside the volcano.” – Jón Frimann
Sensors picked up a 3.8 magnitude earthquake earlier today.
And we wonder what is heating the oceans?
Created by hydrothermal activity beneath the ice?
Emissions of sulfur dioxide from the volcanic eruption at Bárðarbunga amounted to nearly 12 million tons.
The largest quake to have hit the famous volcano since it stopped erupting in February last year.
Over the past few months, seismic activity at Bárðarbunga Volcano (in Central Iceland) has been increasing, mainly under the volcano’s large, ice-covered caldera.
Fresh earthquake swarms over last the three days, along with fresh hydrothermal activity.
“We were lucky with the Holuhraun eruption as regards both timing and location,” says Sigurður Reynir Gíslason of the University of Iceland.