Two earthquakes of magnitude 4.6 and 4.5 hit Katla volcano in Mýrdalsjökull glacier last night, followed by a series of aftershocks. These are the largest quakes to hit Katla since 1977, when a 5.1 earthquake was measured there.
Because Katla is under a glacier, an eruption will be accompanied with a major flood that could do considerable damage to houses, roads and bridges in the area. People who remembered the 1918 eruption shook with fear many year later when they recalled the outburst.
The water level of glacial river Múlakvísl has risen in line with increased seismic activity in volcano Katla, which lies under Mýrdalsjökull icecap in South Iceland. Scientists are monitoring developments in the volcano closely.
The Civil Protection Scientific Advisory Board met today to review new data on Bárðarbunga volcano and sent out a press release regarding the meeting.
An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 registered 6 km east-south-east of Bárðarbunga volcano at 5:37 pm yesterday.
An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale shook the Bárðarbunga volcano at 07.11 this morning.
Eldheimar, a volcano museum in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) received the Icelandic Design Award yesterday.
The swarm of earthquakes under the infamous Katla volcano, which had been worrying scientists this week, appears to have all but stopped.
A new road will be marked out this summer near to the site of the Holuhraun volcanic eruption. The driving track will replace the old route which was lost under the lava.
Yesterday marked the five-year anniversary of the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. The eruption began in the early hours of April 14, 2010, and it continued for six weeks, or until May 23. A video from RÚV shows the development and consequences of the eruption.
After six months the eruption in Holuhraun is over—at least for now. The eruption was one of the biggest and most dangerous in Icelandic history, spewing toxic gases all over the country and filling a very large area with lava.
Earlier today a new webcam was set up to follow the Holuhraun eruption. With this new camera one can watch the eruption from a new angle.
Iceland's Holuhraun has been erupting continuously for almost five months now. Here is a video of the eruption.
Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson describes one of the new craters in the Holuhraun eruption as "among the most beautiful in Iceland."
NASA has been following the Holuhraun eruption closely from the very beginning. The two images here show the eruption in the very early days and other the lava as it was in the beginning of January.
Geophysicist Páll Einarsson believes that Bárðarbunga volcano, which is currently feeding the eruption in Holuhraun, may impact other volcanoes in the vicinity, most likely Tungnafellsjökull, where increased seismic activity has been picked up.
Scientists say there is a slight and ongoing decrease in volcanic and seismic activity at the site of the Holuhraun volcanic eruption in Iceland, which has been going on for over three months.