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World Volcano Activity UPDATE !!! MARAPI AGAIN!!! KATLA AGAIN!!! SWARM STARTING IN ICELAND DORMANT VOLCANO Bláfjoll!!!

 
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I live close to these volcanoes and have no fear about them.
It's normal, volcanoes do erupt often here
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mate, no matter how optimistic you may be, this will only end ONE way!

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I live close to these volcanoes and have no fear about them.
It's normal, volcanoes do erupt often here
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mate, no matter how optimistic you may be, this will only end ONE way!

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It scares me when people become so accustomed to their surroundings that they think living by volcanoes that erupt often is nothing to fear.
Mother nature is never predictable.
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A Mw6.8 earthquake in Siberia, Russia
Posted on February 26, 2012 by Jón Frímann
At 06:17 UTC this morning (26.02.2012) there was an earthquake with the size of Mw6.8 in Siberia, Russia. The depth of this earthquake was registered at 10 km. But it might be more or less when the data gets properly reviewed. Given the location of this earthquake to villages in this area, I am expecting some damage to be reported. How much and how excessive is hard to know at current time. This earthquake was also not far from the border with Mongolia. But I have not seen any reports of how it was felt there, or if there was any damage in that area following this earthquake.
There is continued aftershock activity after this earthquake, the largest aftershock so far has had the size Mb5.3. More information about this earthquake can be found on EMSC web site here. USGS information about this earthquake can be found here.

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Really? You see now Hekla deflation? Where, can you give link?
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A super volcano “grows” in the South according to scientists Bolivia
By Anf – agency – 25/02/2012
International scientists are studying the changes posed by Uturuncu volcano, located in Bolivia near the border between Chile and Argentina, since satellite measurements show that the mountain has been growing at a rate of 1.3 centimeters per year in the last two decades. This suggests that the mountain, whose last eruption occurred about 300,000 years ago, could be accumulating a new big bang.
Scientific information dates back to the Uturuncu as a semidormido volcano, because it presents Active fumaroles, and certain measures give a report that rises of 1 to 2 cm per year. With its 6.008 meters above sea level, is the highest in the South of Bolivia and the Department of Potosí.
It is close gaps of colors such as the Celeste lagoon, laguna Colorada and laguna Verde and the Salar de Uyuni. It is probably the mountain of more than 6,000 meters more easy to achieve in the world because of its geomorphological features.
“The size and longevity of the increase is unprecedented.” “We could be witnessing the development of a new Super-volcano,” said Kuprinka Silva, Oregon State University geologist who studied the Uturuncu, since 2006.
According to published newspaper The New York Times, the eruption of the Bolivian volcano, which has a population of 69 kilometers of rocky soil, could expel ash and pumice forcefully one thousand times larger than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in the State of Washington and is the worst event in the history of the United States volcanic.
It would also be ten thousand times greater than the eruptions that occurred in 2010 in Iceland, which for weeks paralysed international air traffic.
The planet has between 30 and 40 Super-volcanoes, only 10 of them are potentially active and Super eruptions occur only once every 100,000 years approximately.
It is believed that the last was in Sumatra when erupted volcano Toba, 74 thousand years ago. That event would have expelled ash in sufficient quantities to cause a “volcanic winter”, with a duration of 6 to 10 years, a period of global cooling of a thousand years, and with a loss of life so great that the event could have changed the course of human evolution.
ERUPTION
Jacob B. Lowenstern, geologist and geochemical researcher at the geological survey of United States, told the same medium that by now “not you see no evidence of imminent eruption of a super volcano on Earth”.
However, the gradual growth of the Uturuncu makes it fertile ground for his study. “Is like a tumor growing within the Earth and we must know whether it is benign or malignant,” he declared Kuprinka de Silva.
The Uturuncu was already considered potentially active. There in the upper part of the slope, 2,400 meters are small holes in the ground with sulphur fumaroles that release hot gases, which are evidence of the existence of a source of heat close to the surface.
An international team of seismologists, geologists, geophysicists, and other experts for a research project called “Plutons” which studies the Uturuncu volcano was formed in 2009.
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True, but very old data, nothing new
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Tyler Mannison says:
February 27, 2012 at 13:10
A couple of quakes in the Askja caldera.

Monday
27.02.2012 11:25:56 65.026 -16.652 3.9 km 1.4 75.31 2.6 km WSW of Dreki
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27.02.2012 09:29:14 65.027 -16.677 4.2 km 1.4 99.0 3.6 km WSW of Dreki

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February 27, 2012 at 13:11
Harmonic tremor as well?
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Judith says:
February 27, 2012 at 20:55
[link to a21.idata.over-blog.com]
Possible 7 erruptive cones?

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Judith says:
February 27, 2012 at 20:56
Even more on this one ?

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February 27, 2012 at 20:57
[link to a35.idata.over-blog.com] [link to volcanocafe.wordpress.com]

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Carl le Strange says:
February 27, 2012 at 21:06
And regarding Hekla:
The trends that are clearly seen in Lurkings plots, are still going full swing on Sigrún Hréinsdottirs plots.
So, hekla is deflating in all areas except that weird western spot.
Here are the updated GPS-plots:
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If anything, Iceland has gone unusually quiet.

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There are usually hundreds of quakes across the country every day, too many to count. You can easily count the number of quakes on the graph today.

Something strange is going on.
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If anything, Iceland has gone unusually quiet.

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There are usually hundreds of quakes across the country every day, too many to count. You can easily count the number of quakes on the graph today.

Something strange is going on.
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Sometimes it is more, sometimes it is less. Important where - when it is a lot of, it is frequent only drilling reflection in Hengill area )
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New Eruptions at Rincon de la Vieja in Costa Rica
By Erik Klemetti
An undated image of Rincón de la Vieja in Costa Rica. The active crater is seen in the foreground with a small crater lake. The lake between the active crater and the forested crater is Los Jilgueros. Santa Maria volcano is seen in the far background.
It has been almost exactly 14 years since the last eruptive period for Rincón de la Vieja in Costa Rica, but it looks like the volcano might be awakening from its break. Last Thursday (Feb. 22), the volcano experienced two small explosions in the early morning. Seismic records suggest the volcano also had small explosions on Feb. 19 and 20, according to the OVSICORI report for Feb. 25 (PDF). None of the explosions caused any damage to anything near the volcano and there are no reports of ash fall other than in the crater itself. These explosions are very similar in style to the September 2011 explosions that were like phreatic in nature — that is, not new magma but superheated water generated the explosions. Of course, it is likely that new magma intruding the volcano is the heat source for the water, but these explosions could precede a new magmatic eruption by months or years (or lead to nothing at all). The volcano sits within a national park in Costa Rica and after these explosions, the National Emergency Commission has declared the crater area off-limits to visitors.


The last major eruption from Rincón de la Vieja was in 1966, when it produced at VEI 3 event that generated pyroclastic flows. All the way back in circa 1820 B.C., the volcano produced the Río Blanco tephra from a larger VEI 4 eruption. The summit of the volcano hosts a small crater lake (see above), which could potentially add to the initial explosivity of any eruption as the water interacts with erupting magma. There are also abundant mudpots and springs within the national park as well, attesting to the persistent geothermal activity in the area. This geothermal activity is the reason why the Costa Rican government is looking to build a 200 MW geothermal energy plant in the National Park as well.

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Re: Breaking: The monster wakes up - officially announced alert ! Look at Katla , Hekla and Iceland Dead Zone as a whole!

Montserrat erupts NOW
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Montserrat, island of fire
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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano rumbles with 16 low intensity emissions – alert level, Phase 2, yellow
Posted on February 28, 2012 by The Extinction Protocol
February 28, 2012 – MEXICO (Notimex) – The National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) reported that in the last 24 hours, the Popocatepetl volcano registered 16 emissions of low intensity, accompanied by emissions of water vapor, ash, and gas. The body of the Interior Ministry said in a statement that the largest emissions occurred yesterday at 14:50 and 17:12 hours during the night glow was observed on the volcano, while the rest of the monitoring parameters remain approximately unchanged. He said, at the time of the report, a slight emission of water vapor and gas was flashing from the volcano. The volcanic alert remains in Phase 2 yellow. The Ministry said there were moderate exhalations, some with ash emissions, sporadic bursts of low to moderate probability of emission of incandescent fragments within walking distance of the crater and incandescent light in the observable crater overnight. The Cenapred explained that a security parameter remains in a 12 kilometer radius of the volcano, so staying in that area is not permitted and controlled traffic is maintained between Santiago and San Pedro Nexapa Xalitzintla via Paso de Cortes. He called the Civil Protection authorities to maintain preventive procedures, according to their operational plans and to keep people alert to the official information that is released. -Yucatan [link to theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com]
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Thread: MEGA BREAKING - NASA LYING ONE MORE TIME. Planet X... Magnetic Field/quake connection & Solar Storm DISINFO
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New information officers, appears to be the volcano slows and that still rose a little more, until about 100 meters from the surface…(Henry)

IGN NOTED THE MAINTENANCE OF PROCESS OF NORMALIZAICÓN OF THE ERUPTIVE PHENOMENON OF THE HIERRRO.

28-02-2012… 16: 03 – Ministry of economy, finance and security

They are not expected phenomena in surface even when the cone is located 100 metres of depth, as it confirmed the IEO

The National Geographic Institute (IGN) has confirmed to the direction of the Civil Protection Plan by volcanic risk (PEVOLCA) the process of normalization of the eruptive phenomenon of El Hierro has maintained in all parameters, with a marked reduction of seismicity, deformation and presence of associated gas, noting only a process of degassing in the broadcast area.

Therefore if there is any escalation of the phenomenon in course, they are not expected surface phenomena which involve an increase in the risk for the population of La Restinga even when issuing Centre is 100 metres from the surface as noted by Ramón Margalef, of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography in the recent work carried out in the area.

Given that the process has not been completed, IGN will keep operating the service of monitoring and warning volcanic 24 hours, the center of attention standing in La Restinga, as well as continue the work of the rest of the institutions which are part of the Scientific Committee of the PEVOLCA (CSIC, INVOLCAN, do?)

In this regard, and as it will be recalled that several institutions of the Spanish State agreed a program of actions for the coming months of March, April and may, with different ships which carried out the bathimetrys with a periodicity around 7-10 days. The ships are owned by the Navy, Guardia Civil, society of maritime rescue, General Secretariat of fisheries and the Customs Department of the Ministry of defence; Interior; Building; Agriculture, food and environment; and the Ministry of finance and public administration, respectively.

Evolution

As regards developments yesterday, the tremor signal is registered with low amplitude, barely unchanged, and there were 14 very low-intensity earthquakes. The larger, reached 2.1 on the Richter scale, was felt slightly by the population.

The sign of deformation recorded by stations GPS of IGN, located in the Gulf, show a slight tendency towards the North in the horizontal components. The rest of the seasons and the vertical component remain stable.

See Translation

GOVERNMENT OF THE CANARY ISLANDS: NEWS
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They are not expected phenomena in surface even when the cone is located 100 metres of depth, as it confirmed the IEO
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irpsit says:
February 28, 2012 at 17:41
Nice sequence of quakes in Vatnajokull, then looking at their depths they are probably not related since the first quake at Bardarbunga at shallow, but later quakes were much much deeper, and to the south around Grimsvotn and in direction of Oraefajakokull.

Otherwise, not so much happening today, except that spring is already trying to show up here in south Iceland

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Carl le Strange says:
February 28, 2012 at 17:49
And here comes the question… where is Eiturhóli?

Regarding the Vatnajökull quakes; It is a bit interesting that they are deep. The one at 36km close to Grimsfjöll could be a reactivation of the deep feeder.

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February 28, 2012 at 17:53
Also…
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And for the rest:
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Volcano Santiaguito has moderate explosions

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February 29, 2012

Hawaii / Kilauea / Pu`u O`o crater
This is the text which came together with this great video : A surge of lava spews out of a rupture in the lava tube system and is heading down steep cliffs, or pali in Hawaiian. This strong flow is being supplied lava from Kilauea Volcano’s Pu`u O`o Crater four miles to the northwest. The rupture was at the 1600-foot elevation about four miles northwest of Kalapana Gardens, and directly above the old Royal Gardens subdivision. Further down the mountain I shot the rough a`a lava (cracking ash lava) and chunky pahoehoe lava river (flowing lava), and at the 800-ft elevation I videoed the lava ‘toes’. Video shot by Leigh Hilbert February 24th, 2012 My Blog: Hawaiian Lava Daily: [link to hawaiianlavadaily.blogspot.com] Still images: www.Leigh-Hilbert-Photography.com
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“Friday (Feb. 24) reports that bats in caves at the foothills of Mt. Fuji have begun to behave erratically from last December. Are their sensitive ears picking up the nascent rumbles of a major volcanic eruption?”

Media ratchets up fear of another major earthquake

By MARK SCHREIBER

So called megathrust earthquakes such as the one that struck off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture on March 11, 2011, tend to occur in pairs, with a relatively short gap between them.

Moving pictures: On Nov. 11 1855, the Great Ansei Earthquake struck Edo (now Tokyo), killing 7,000 and inflicting widespread damage. According to legend, quakes are caused by giant catfish moving underground. Soon after, quake woodblock prints known as namazu-e (catfish pictures) became popular, such as this one which shows residents of Edo punishing the catfish that caused the quake. KYODO

Such was the case in the Ansei Era (November 1854 through March 1860), during which Japan was successively shaken by several major earthquakes.

Since January, Shukan Gendai and several other weekly magazines, as well as sports tabloids, have produced a stream of copy about the inevitability of the next big one.

“Resign yourself that an M8 quake beneath Tokyo and an M9 quake in the Tokai region are imminent!” screams a headline in Shukan Gendai’s issue of Jan. 21.

For those in the Tokyo metropolitan area, one of the scariest prospects is for a so-called shuto chokka-gata quake of the magnitude 8 class, which last occurred in 1703.

Chokka means “directly beneath,” but Aera (Feb. 20) explains that this does not mean such a quake’s epicenter would necessarily be under the center of Tokyo, but rather somewhere within a large area that ranges between southern Ibaraki in the northeast to Kanagawa’s boundary with Shizuoka in the southwest.

Since 1894, five large quakes ranging from magnitude 6.7 to magnitude 7.2, have occurred therein, with the epicenter of two in Ibaraki (1895 and 1921), one in Tokyo (1894), one off the coast of Chiba (1987) and one near the entrance to Tokyo Bay (1922).

Guessing where the next one will strike is like playing Russian roulette with a revolver with chambers for 18 bullets. Sunday Mainichi (Feb. 26) gives that many possible scenarios based on a list drawn up by the Cabinet Office in 2005.

Each scenario contains an estimate of human fatalities and number of structures suffering damage. Quakes between magnitude 6.9 and 7.3 centered at the north, east, or west of Tokyo Bay, for example, are projected to kill between 11,000 and 12,000 people and damage or destroy some 680,000 to 850,000 buildings. These three, however, are worst-case scenarios and the damage from a quake occurring on the region’s outer fringes would be much less.

In any event, havoc is likely to ensue. Shukan Bunshun (Feb. 9) ran a scenario of what could be expected to transpire in Tokyo in the first week following a major earthquake. It points out, for instance, that 70 percent of Tokyo’s water mains are unprepared for a major quake. Economist Yuji Nemoto tells the magazine that repair costs to water mains from a Tokyo quake of the same scale as the one last March 11 would run several tenfolds that of the damage incurred in Tohoku. And the power utility may need as long as 55 days to restore electric power to 1.9 million households.

As for harbingers of impending geological activity, Friday (Feb. 24) reports that bats in caves at the foothills of Mt. Fuji have begun to behave erratically from last December. Are their sensitive ears picking up the nascent rumbles of a major volcanic eruption?

What really drove the needle against the pin on the scare-o-meter was the front page story in the Yomiuri Shimbun of Jan. 23, which cited a team of seismologists at the University of Tokyo who were quoted as having estimated the probability of a major quake beneath Tokyo as 70 percent within the next four years. With such a probability, suggested my esteemed colleague Philip Brasor only half jokingly, by the time this column is printed — if it’s printed — the quake might have already occurred.

A point of contention arose, however, over the estimate cited by the Todai team, which appears to have been based on analysis of the frequency of aftershocks following the March 11 disaster off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture through September. The number has tapered off sharply since then.

At least two weeklies waded into the fray to challenge the dire prediction. Shukan Post (Feb. 17) denounced the Yomiuri article as “rampant sensationalism,” and quotes former Rissho University professor Keiichi Katsura as saying the publishing of such figures points to “a decline in the quality of journalism,” because the writer cherry-picked the figures without providing other data that mitigates their impact.

“The newspapers are now even worse than the weekly magazines,” rants Katsura. “Since readership is in decline, their reporters want to run figures that catch readers’ attention. Then that gets amplified by TV networks and the weekly magazines.

“This suggests Japanese journalism is in its final throes of terminal illness.”

Spa! (Feb. 7-14) quotes a member of the Todai research team, Shinichi Sakai, who cites the Gutenberg-Richter Law on the frequency and energy of earthquakes. “Stated simply, for each incremental increase in quake magnitude, the number of earthquakes declines to one-tenth,” he explains. “For every 10 magnitude-5 quakes occurring, there will be one magnitude 6. While the total number of earthquakes between March and September of last year were sevenfold that of a normal year, if the number from September is extended through to present, the figure drops to just threefold. So that should make the likelihood of a major quake in Tokyo 80 percent over the next 30 years and less than 50 percent over the next four years.”

A comment in Spa! attributed to an unnamed weekly magazine editor is also revealing.

“In typical years, January doesn’t have a lot of news to report. So this year we’ve taken up the theme of a year that begins with a disaster. It sells magazines. Even now, earthquakes are a topic that people feel viscerally. And as far as we’re concerned, it makes for ‘killer contents.’”

Contents which, as far as this writer is concerned, are much preferable to a killer earthquake.
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A major eruption at Fuji is 300 years overdue, it is gonna be big
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A major eruption at Fuji is 300 years overdue, it is gonna be big
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All the big volcanos and super-volcanos of Japan are unrest... Japanese geologists have afreid of a reaction chain... we will see what's going on this year.
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A major eruption at Fuji is 300 years overdue, it is gonna be big
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All the big volcanos and super-volcanos of Japan are unrest... Japanese geologists have afreid of a reaction chain... we will see what's going on this year.
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Carl le Strange says:
February 29, 2012 at 18:44
A small quake swarm just started at Katla, Herdubreid and Upptyppingar.
The swarm started at 18.16:42,3 with an 0,9M at Trölladyngja. Currently there have so far been twelve earthquakes in the area ranging between 0,1 and 1,9M.

Nither amount of quakes, nor intensity is much to lift the eyebrows over at this region. It is though rather telling that Upptyppingar is playing quake-pingis with Askja and Askjas Subfeature Herdubreid. It kind of proves that there might be a reason to re-evaluate Upptyppingar and move it from Kverkfjöll to the Askja fissure complex.

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Re: World Volcano Activity UPDATE !!! MARAPI AGAIN!!! KATLA AGAIN!!! SWARM STARTING IN ICELAND DORMANT VOLCANO Bláfjoll!!!
Mount Marapi in Indonesia’s West Sumatra briefly erupts
29 February 2012

Mount Marapi, a volcano located in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, briefly erupted on early Wednesday morning, officials said. It comes after activity was also reported at the volcano in August 2011.

The 2,891-meter (9,485 feet) tall volcano, which is located near the cities and town of Bukittinggi, Padang Panjang and Batusangkar in West Sumatra, began erupting at around 7:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, according to the Antara news agency...


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extinction protocol catches up the channel 6news anyway:

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano shaken by twin eruptions
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Webcam(night atm)
[link to www.merapi.bgl.esdm.go.id]

Webcam 2
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Re: World Volcano Activity UPDATE !!! MARAPI AGAIN!!! KATLA AGAIN!!! SWARM STARTING IN ICELAND DORMANT VOLCANO Bláfjoll!!!
Magnitude ML 3.9
Region ICELAND REGION
Date time 2012-02-29 22:06:34.0 UTC
Location 66.25 N ; 18.41 W
Depth 9 km
Distances 286 km NE Reykjavík (pop 113,906 ; local time 22:06:34.1 2012-02-29)
64 km NW Akureyri (pop 16,563 ; local time 22:06:34.1 2012-02-29)
23 km NE Ólafsfjörður (pop 914 ; local time 22:06:34.1 2012-02-29)
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Re: World Volcano Activity UPDATE !!! MARAPI AGAIN!!! KATLA AGAIN!!! SWARM STARTING IN ICELAND DORMANT VOLCANO Bláfjoll!!!
Magnitude ML 3.9
Region ICELAND REGION
Date time 2012-02-29 22:06:34.0 UTC
Location 66.25 N ; 18.41 W
Depth 9 km
Distances 286 km NE Reykjavík (pop 113,906 ; local time 22:06:34.1 2012-02-29)
64 km NW Akureyri (pop 16,563 ; local time 22:06:34.1 2012-02-29)
23 km NE Ólafsfjörður (pop 914 ; local time 22:06:34.1 2012-02-29)
 Quoting: Luisport


3.9 29 Feb 22:06:33 90.0 11.1 km NW of Gjögurtá

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