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Minor rumbles under Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull 9 January 2011

Posted by admin in activity reports, Eyjafjöll, Iceland.

Minor earthquakes have been recorded under Eyjafjallajökull and neighbouring Mýrdalsjökull, reports Iceland Review Online, but despite continuing rumblings marking the first few days of 2011 there are no signs of anything new and significant happening under the star volcano of 2010. ‘Scientists have speculated’, Iceland Review Online reminds us, ‘that the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull might trigger an eruption in the bigger volcano Katla’, before admitting rather wistfully that ‘there have been no signs of an upcoming eruption there either’.

Icequakes as well as earthquakes have been taking place around Eyjafjallajökull over recent days, as the very cold weather has been producing violent cracking in the volcano’s icecap.

Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull Still RumblesIceland Review Online, 3 January 2011
Small Earthquakes by Eyjafjallajökull and MýrdalsjökullIceland Review Online, 5 January 2011
Ice Cracks in Iceland’s EyjafjallajökullIceland Review Online, 7 January 2011

Global Volcanism Program: Eyjafjallajökull – summary information for Eyjafjallajökull (1702-02=)

The Volcanism Blog