Hekla – GPS variance

For those who need a brusher up on Hekla I recommend reading the two posts that is linked below if you need a refresher. The first one is a rather traditional write up about Hekla; the second is a revision of how I interpret Hekla based on Papers by Sturkell and Carmichael respectively. https://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/hekla-general-alert/ https://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/deconstructing-hekla-hells-gate-revisited/…

Hekla – Probably not erupting

At 21.13.31 Icelandic time Hekla had an earthquake at 0.1km depth. The earthquake was 1.4km west of Heklas top, that places it roughly at the center spot for the 1947 eruption. The location puts it 1500 meters from the top of Hekla, and at a location that is inferred to be right on top of…

Santorini – End of Civilisation

Short background Few volcanoes have such an ominous reputation as the Island volcano of Santorini. And it is in one way a justified reputation; after all it is one of the few volcanoes that have been the end of the civilization as we knew it when it happened. Today’s island group of Santorini consists of…

Hekla – Unusual Seismicity

During the last 24 hours Hekla has been the recipient of 3 earthquakes and four microseismical events ranging from 0M to 0.7M. The depth has ranged from 7.5km to 0.7km. The fartherest earthquake was an 0.2M yesterday that was 5km due east. The trend has been from east to the center under the volcano proper.…