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.
A recent publication identifies Katla as a “a globally important source of atmospheric carbon dioxide,” but an Icelandic geophysics professor says that the only real conclusion that can be drawn from this is that more research is needed.
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.
Recent satellite images reveal that a new, one-kilometre wide caldera has emerged in Öræfajökull glacier, South Iceland, following increased geothermal activity in the area.
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.
A number of earthquakes were detected at Bárðarbunga in Vatnajökull tonight, according to the Icelandic Met Office.
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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Travel service companies are encouraged to reinforce their contingency plans, due to an increased risk of eruption in Katla volcano.
Scientists have placed Katla volcano, South Iceland, in intensive care, closely watching its every move.
The Aviation Color Code for Katla volcano, which was changed to yellow last week due to a series of earthquakes, has been changed back to green.
The Icelandic Met Office picked up continued seismic activity in Katla volcano yesterday. At 3:12 pm a tremor of magnitude 3.3 occurred. Around 2 am the previous night, earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 and 4.6 hit the volcano—the largest to be recorded there since 1977.
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.