From Iceland — Large Earthquake Detected Near Bárðarbunga

Large Earthquake Detected Near Bárðarbunga

Published February 22, 2022

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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According to the latest data from the Icelandic Met Office, another earthquake has been detected near Bárðarbunga this morning, this one even stronger than the one recorded last month.

We have been having some awful weather here as of late, so we’re specially grateful for our comfy traditional lopapeysa sweaters, the beautiful woolen garments which have been keeping Icelanders warm for generations. They’re available in our shop, and ours are hand-knitted right here in Iceland.

According to available measurements, an earthquake of a magnitude of 4.8 was recorded some 5.8 kilometres northeast of Bárðarbunga at 10:11 this morning, at a depth of 7.7 kilometres.

This is most likely the result of the volcanic system still stabilising itself after the 2014 Hóluhraun eruption, which is a part of the Bárðarbunga system.

The Holuhraun eruption was a fantastic spectacle, replete with lava plumes some 60 metres tall. The remote location of this fissure eruption also meant no people, animals nor property were in any danger; rather, it simply had visual appeal, and indeed attracted photographers the world over.

All this said, volcanoes are notoriously hard to predict, so we will, as always, keep you updated on the situation as developments arise.

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