Bárðarbunga: Accelerating (Plus: Got questions? Here's your chance for answers)

 
 

Bárðarbunga: Accelerating (Plus: Got questions? Here's your chance for answers)

Whenever the rate of significant quakes in Bárðarbunga's caldera seems like it couldn't get any higher... it does.

Tuesday evening:

9:43 PM: 3.9
9:44 PM: 4.3
10:10 PM: 3.6

Wednesday:

1:16 AM: 3.1
5:28 AM: 5.5
3:51 PM: 4.1
3:51 PM: 4.8 (14 seconds later)
7:07 PM: 3.5
9:41 PM: 3.1
9:42 PM: 3.2
9:42 PM: 3.5 (24 seconds later)
10:08 PM: 3.5

Thursday:

12:07 AM: 5.4
12:09 AM: 3.4
5:00 AM: 4.3
5:04 AM: 3.0
10:02 AM: 3.0
2:23 PM: 4.7
4:08 PM: 3.5
4:20 PM: 3.0
4:46 PM: 3.1
4:50 PM: 3.1
6:10 PM: 3.6
7:57 PM: 5.2

The Met Office uses a star for quakes greater than magnitude 3 to get your attention, because when one shows up in a volcano it often represent something significant going on that you should pay attention to.

Well, you've certainly gotten our attention.

Let's zoom in on the situation in tonight's Eldfjallavakt.

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