Monitoring Magmatism and Intrusion from the Bardabunga Volcano, Iceland (NERC grant NE/M017427/1)

Dataset description

The dataset contains 3-component seismic data from seismometers deployed for one year Sept 204-August 2015 following the dyke intrusion from Bardarbunga which led to a 6 month long eruption at Holuhraun. The data is in miniseed format, archived at SEIS-UK and IRIS. The locations of all the microearthquakes we have identified from this data are published in Supplementary Information of Ágústsdóttir et al. (2016) [approx. 31,000 events from the Bardarbunga dyke], in Greenfield et al. [approx. 70,000 events from the Askja-Herðubreið area], and in Hudson et al. (2017), where they are publicly available for download. Ágústsdóttir, T., Woods, J., Greenfield, T., Green, R. G., White, R. S., Winder, T., Brandsdóttir, B., Steinthórsson, S. & Soosalu, H. (2016). Strike-slip faulting during the 2014 Bárðarbunga-Holuhraun dike Intrusion, central Iceland. Geophysical Research Letters, plus Supplementary Information, 43, 1495¬‒1503, doi: 10.1002/2015GL067423 Greenfield, T., White, R. S., Winder, T. & Ágústsdóttir, T. Seismicity of the Askja and Bárðarbunga volcanic systems of Iceland, 2009-2015, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, submitted 2017. Hudson, T. S., White, R. S., Greenfield, T., Ágústsdóttir, T., Brisbourne, A. & Green, R. G. (2017). Deep crustal melt plumbing of Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi: 10.1002/2017GL074749


Data forms part of research of NERC PhD students, and this release date has been agreed with SEIS-UK. Seismic data courtesy of R S White, University of Cambridge

Further information

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Dataset details

Author(s) Not available
Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format MiniSEED; Version:
Storage format Not available
Frequency of update not applicable
Start of capture {ts '2014-09-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2015-08-31 00:00:00'} 31st August 2015
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords DYKES
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 [4326]
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 65.5
East boundary  : -15
South boundary : 64
West boundary  : -18
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 7th March 2018
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
Copyright and IPR
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