Magma is collecting in Öræfajökull volcano at a depth of just over five kilometres deep. No timetable has been set for an eruption, but scientists believe measurements indicate the volcano is preparing to erupt.
University of Cambridge researchers have accurately dated the Eldgjá eruption and suggest it spurred the country’s conversion to Christianity.
The area around Öræfajökull glacier continues to show increased activity as the largest earthquake detected in the area, M3,6 on the Richter scale, occurred there this morning.
Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary since the volcanic eruption on Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) archipelago.
Footage from the NASA satellite Landsat 8 shows the widening of the cauldron, and that the crevasses are becoming more clear, of Öræfajökull volcano.
Just under a hundred earthquakes have been measured in the area Skjaldbreið lava shield since yesterday evening.
Geologist Páll Einarsson believes that the mighty volcano Katla could have already erupted in 2011, causing the flood that swept Múlakvísl bridge away.
Geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson says there is no evidence of an eruption in Öræfajökull glacier.
When glaciers covered larger parts of Iceland, there was less volcanic activity in the country, a new study has found.
The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, as well as the Met Office, held a meeting with residents of Öræfar yesterday.
A number of news media around the world have featured Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga, after British media such as The Daily Star, Daily Mail and The Sun reported claims that it was ready to erupt. Experts at the Icelandic Met Office consider the claims to be overestimated.
Three earthquakes occurred by the northern rim of Bárðarbunga volcano yesterday shortly before midnight.
A volcanic eruption in Iceland in late 822 was likely responsible for widespread famine, plague, and freezing temperatures throughout Europe, The Economist reports.
An earthquake that occurred yesterday morning at Bárðarbunga volcano is the largest since its eruption in 2015.
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the 1947 Hekla eruption, the largest volcanic eruption in Iceland in the 20th century.
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A tidal wave may hit Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off South Iceland, in case a volcanic eruption in Katla causes a flash flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The scenario was discussed at a meeting in Vestmannaeyjar on Wednesday evening.
Due to the increased seismic activity in Katla volcano, the South Iceland Police have closed the road to Sólheimajökull glacier, a popular tourist destination.
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the District Commissioner of Police in South Iceland have declared a Civil Protection Uncertainty phase due to seismic unrest in Katla volcano in Mýrdalsjökull, as stated by the Scientific Advistory Board of the Department of Civil Protection...
An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the northern end of Bárðarbunga between 4 and 5 am yesterday morning. The volcano, which lies under the massive Vatnajökull glacier, caused the 2014-2015 Holuhraun eruption in the northeastern highlands of Iceland.
A helicopter pilot who landed in the Holuhraun eruption site, a restricted area, three times in September and October 2014, has been fined ISK 200,000 (USD 1,694, EUR 1,513). If the fine will not be paid within four weeks, the pilot must serve a 14-day prison sentence.
Katla can be one of Iceland’s most dangerous volcanoes. Earthquake activity in Katla this summer has provoked interest and fear that an eruption might be imminent. Iceland Met does not think so and has issued a report explaining why.