Geophysics professor Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson stated in an interview with RÚV this evening that a minor volcanic eruption likely occurred under Vatnajökull glacier and is now over.
News 2014 - August
While the world was watching the possible eruption/non-eruption in Bárðarbunga to the north of Vatnajökull, over one thousand people got together to the south of Vatnajökull to watch a real display of ice and fire, a yearly firework display at the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón.
The Iceland Met Office reports that since midnight, over 1,100 earthquakes have been detected by sensors on and near Vatnajökull glacier. The dike does not appear to have migrated further north since noon. The Aviation Color Code remains at the ‘orange' level for Bárðarbunga.
Journalist, pilot and environmentalist Ómar Ragnarsson shot a video from the air this morning, showing the fractures and depression caused by the intrusive dike.
The cauldrons in Vatnajökull glacier near Bárðarbunga are 5-km (3-mile) long combined. Three larger earthquakes hit Bárðarbunga around midnight and this morning. A civil meeting with inhabitants near glacial river Skjálfandafljót in Northeast Iceland will be held tonight. The intrusive dike has...
The intrusive dike formed by magma flowing out of the Bárðarbunga caldera keeps extending to the north and has now reached the fissure swarm of the Askja volcanic system.
Scientists currently on a surveillance flight on the Icelandic Coast Guard airplane TF-SIF over Vatnajökull glacier state that they cannot detect any changes to the row of four cauldrons by Bárðarbunga first observed on their surveillance flight yesterday.
The results are in for the sixth part of the Iceland Review Photo Contest 2014, ‘My Favorite Iceland Moment.’
The Icelandic national team in men’s basketball are through to next year’s EuroBasket tournament for the first time in the nation’s history despite losing 70-78 to Bosnia and Herzegovina last night.