View from Askja towards Herðubreið with Herðubreiðartögl to the right. Notice the youngish lava field in the forefront. Photographer unknown, click on the image for details.

Update on Herðubreið

The earthquake swarm at Herðubreiðartögl has now continued unabated for four days without a letup, during the first two days there were 4 earthquakes above M3 with the largest earthquake at M3.9 and by now the count of earthquakes has passed 1 000. As such this is not the largest earthquake swarm to hit this volcano,…

Hekla 1980

What’s up with Iceland? Hekla Edition

This article on Hekla is my personal birthday gift to Mike Ross on his big day. Congratulations Mike! About once a year I write a piece about which five Icelandic volcanoes would be the most likely to erupt given the signals they have fired off during the last year. This list normally contains roughly the…

Etnas paroxysm no 20 as dawn breaks.

Eruption updates on Nishinoshima and Etna

Nijima The little Island of Nijima next to Nishinoshima Island on the Nishinoshima Seamount is steadily growing and is now around 400 by 250 meters. Previously the main growth have been away from the island of Nishinoshima so it looked kind of dubious that the islands would merge during this eruption. Now there is though…