47th Nordic Seismology Seminar held in Reykjavík - 7.10.2016

The 47th Nordic Seismology Seminar takes place 11 - 13 October 2016. The seminar covers a wide range of topics related to seismological research, such as automatic detection of earthquakes, improving methodology in data analysis, hazard assessment and engineering seismology, as well as structural studies of the earth's crust and upper mantle. As this year's seminar takes place in Iceland, a special focus will also be on volcano seismology, magma tracking in the crust and eruption early warning.

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Hekla strain station

Monitoring of Hekla - 7.7.2016

Of the thirty active volcanic systems in Iceland, Hekla is one of the most active and potentially dangerous. In this summary we outline the types of hazards that might occur during the next Hekla eruption, and how the Icelandic Meteorological Office is monitoring the region.

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Steam plumes from Holuhraun lava field - 28.6.2015

Over the past weeks, steam plumes have been seen rising from the Holuhraun lava field. These plumes are not signs of a new eruption. The steam plumes are the consequence of partly solidified lava interacting with water. Meltwater in the outlet rivers from the Dyngjujökull glacier has been increasing, resulting in water coming into contact with the cooling lava front. It is likely that such steam plumes will continue to be seen in the weeks to come.

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Bárðarbunga 2015 - March, April, May - 7.4.2015

Information on the aftermath of Bárðarbunga seismic and volcanic events is given here with notes and observations in March and April 2015. New material is added to the top of the article. In combination, all the monthly articles give an overview of events.

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