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.
Tomorrow night, Tuesday October 28, at 19:30 the video Roundtrip to Hell, documenting our latest trip to Holuhraun, by Italian photographer Elisabetta Rosso made in cooperation with Iceland Review will be shown on icelandreview.com for the very first time.
The Iceland Review team left for the eruption early this morning with Páll Stefánsson, Iceland Review editor and photographer, leading a group of four: journalist Zoë Robert and photographers Elisabetta Rosso from Italy and Louis Emile Robert from Australia.
Around 25,000 earthquakes have registered on the Icelandic Met Office’s equipment since August 29. The eruption is one of the largest in the world.
Stefan Erdman describes waking up in Möðrudalur and realizing that there is an eruption taking place.
According to volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson, Bárðarbunga volcano is now sitting right on top of the earth’s hot spot.
A tremendous eruption started on March 29, 1875 in Askja, in Northeast Iceland, north of Vatnajökull gacier and south of Heiðubreið mountain. The volcanic ash was heavy enough to poison the land and kill livestock, especially in the East Fjords of Iceland.
Travel companies offering tours in Iceland are looking into the possibility of adding organized tours to the eruption site in Holuhraun north of Vatnajökull glacier. They are waiting for the Department of Civil Protection to open more areas.