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#1 2015-02-17 18:06:43

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New Factsheet | February 17, 2015

New factsheet

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues. The eruption is still strong although it continues to diminish.

  • Seismic activity in Bárðarbunga continues to be strong. The strongest earthquake since the last meeting of the Advisory Board on Friday was measured M4.5 on Friday, 13th of February, at 21:22. Two other earthquakes stronger then magnitudes M4.0 were detected over the period and three between M3.0-3.9. In total around 70 earthquakes were detected around the caldera since last Friday. No earthquake over M5.0 has been detected in Bárðarbunga since 8. January.

  • Around 60 earthquakes were detected in the dyke during the same period. All smaller than M2.0.

  • GPS measurements near northern Vatnajökull glacier show continuing slow deflation towards Bárðarbunga.

  • About 40 earthquakes were detected around Herðubreið and Herðubreiðartögl since Friday. The strongest was M2.0 yesterday at 03:39. About 10 earthquakes were detected around Askja and three in Tungnafellsjökull.

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