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Bárðarbunga 2014 - recent earthquakes

Continually updated maps

In this article, the most recent earthquakes at Bárðarbunga are given by 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 colour coded, see the bar to the right of each map. The first two maps show earthquakes counting hours since midnight but the third one shows earthquakes since the onset of this seismic event (counting days). The date and timing of each map is in the lower right hand corner (yyyymmdd 00:00). See terms and conditions below.

Manually processed earthquakes since midnight:

The bar on the right represents hours since midnight and it gives a colour code indicative of the time passed. The dark blue colour implies today's first earthquakes (just after midnight). As the day goes on, the colour of newly added earthquakes changes and a picture of today's events builds up. Earthquakes that occur after 22:00 are red. At 24:00, the map is cleared. A new day begins.

Automatic recording of earthquakes since midnight:

The bar on the right represents hours since midnight and it gives a colour code indicative of the time passed. The dark blue colour implies today's first earthquakes (just after midnight). As the day goes on, the colour of newly added earthquakes changes and a picture of today's events builds up. Earthquakes that occur after 22:00 are red. At 24:00, the map is cleared. A new day begins.

Manually processed earthquakes since 16 August 2014:

The bar on the right is counting days since the onset of events, 16.09.2014, and it gives a colour code indicative of the time passed. The dark blue colour implies the oldest earthquakes whereas the red colour implies the youngest earthquakes. Slowly, a thorough picture builds up of these prolonged seismic events. Enlarge.

Terms and conditions

Earthquake locations presented on this site are from preliminary analysis of the seismicity recorded by the Icelandic Meteorological Office. That is, locations from the automatic analysis system, SIL and the small fraction of the data that has been reviewed by analysts from IMO‘s SIL monitoring group. People using these data in their publications do so at their own risk, as earthquake locations and magnitudes may change upon further analysis and review.

If the data are used in publications, they should be clearly referenced as: "Preliminary analysed data by the SIL seismic monitoring group of the Icelandic Meteorological Office." Date of delivery from the data bank must follow.

Further information on usage of data from IMO's web-site is given under pages about IMO.




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