Over 40 earthquakes have been recorded in the Bárðarbunga area since midnight. The biggest ones were just after midnight and measured 3.3 and another of 3.4 at around 5 am.
Most of the activity was in the northern part of Dyngjujökull but the underground fissure goes from Bárðarbunga to the Holuhraun eruption. The eruption seems to be steady and is among the biggest eruptions in Iceland in the past 100 years in terms of lava production. The lava now measures around 38 square kilometers.
The Icelandic Met Offoce has now issued a new feature, showing the most recent earthquakes at Bárðarbunga on maps that are updated more or less continuously. Each earthquake is represented by a circle. The size of the circle indicates the magnitude. The timing is color coded, see the bar to the right of each map.
This map shows all the earthquakes in the area since August 16.
A special feature shows the earthquakes each day, continuously from the beginning of the activity on August 16.
The bar on the right is counting days since the onset of events, August 16, 2014, and it gives a color code indicative of the time passed. The dark blue color implies the oldest earthquakes whereas the red color implies the most recent. Slowly, a thorough picture builds up of these prolonged seismic events. Maps of the earthquakes each day are also given.
Click the button “keyra” below the dates in order to run this sequence of events in chronological order.