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Eruption Alert Remains at Level ‘Orange’

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.

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...

Eyjafjallajökull 2010

Scientists: Eruption Still Possible

Scientists of the Icelandic Met Office and University of Iceland, Institute of Earth Sciences, have evaluated the current status at Bárðarbunga and have concluded the following: there are no indications that the intensity of the activity is declining.

Map showing center of earthquakes

Will the Magma Flow North to Askja Volcano?

Volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson claims that it is possible that the underground magma from Bárðarbunga may seep into the volcanic system of Askja volcano and ignite a powerful eruption in that region. Still, he thinks it is more likely that the current activity will not lead to any activity...

The Icelandic Met Office setting up measurement equipment in the area near Bárðarbunga.

Latest on Bárðarbunga Volcano

Scientists from the Icelandic Met Office, Institute of Earth Sciences and representatives of the Civil Protection Department attended a meeting at 10 am this morning. The following information was presented at the meeting.