A sharp earthquake swarm was detected in Bárðarbunga caldera early this morning.
The largest quake of 3.6 magnitude, took place at 06:56, was later followed by more than a dozen smaller quakes.
The epicentre of the quakes was in the North Eastern part of the caldera.
An eruption can trigger massive floods known as “jökulhlaup” – massive glacial outburst floods, which can carry ice blocks and rocks large enough to destroy bridges and roads,
The main Bárðarbunga caldera has been showing increasing levels of activity for the past year or so, following the 2014-2015 Bárðarbunga / Holuhraun eruption, at the northern edge of the Bárðarbunga system.
Also. a second powerful quake was recorded over the weekend: 3.2 magnitude quake on the Reykjanes ridge, just off the coast of Reykjanes peninsula.
ICE2017 Team continues to keep a close eye on developments of these recent activity, as it may influence planning / execution of our adventure.
Maybe we will have the opportunity to experience an earthquake and / or a live volcanic eruption (at a safe distance…).