News 2014 - August

The Eyjafjalljökull eruption in 2010

Flood from Bárðarbunga May Be Imminent

“Around 30-40 million cubic meters of water have flowed from under there ... We don’t know what has happened with this water, whether it is flowing somewhere now," commented geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson on the latest developments in Bárðarbunga.


Possible Eruption: Where Will the Flood Go?

Four calderas have formed in Vatnajökull glacier east-southeast of Bárðarbunga volcano, considered to be visible signs of ice melting. The big mystery is where the water might flow. It could flood Jökulsá á Fjöllum to the north of the glacier as earlier feared, or flow into Grímsvötn and burst...

Earthquakes and possible eruption site August 27, 2014

Possible Eruption under Bárðarbunga

The Icelandic Civil Protection Department issued a statement at 11 pm explaining that as of yet there is no sign of an eruption on the surface. However, the center at Skógarhlíð in Reykjavík will be on active duty during the night. Víðir Reynisson, the department's director, said that an...

Icelandic goat Casanova at Háafell farm

Over USD 40,000 Raised to Save Icelandic Goat

A campaign on crowd-funding site Indiegogo has raised over USD 40,000 (EUR 30,000, ISK 4.5 million), half of its target amount, in an attempt to save the last remaining commercial goat farm in Iceland.