Climate change is causing 11 billion tons of glacial ice to melt in Iceland every year, resulting in an annual uplift of 35 mm (1.4 in). This may lead to more frequent volcanic eruptions, as a new study recently published in Geophysical Research Letters found.
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An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hit nearly 4 km (2.9 miles) east of Helgafell mountain by Hafnarfjörður, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, at around 8 pm yesterday evening. Residents in Hafnarfjörður could feel the earthquake. Some minor quakes followed.
The construction of a 700-square-meter northern lights research center in Reykjadalur, North Iceland, will begin this spring, ruv.is reports. Ground was first broken at the site in spring 2014.
Construction on the first main temple of the Ásatrú religion to be built in 1,000 years will begin in March. The temple will be located in Öskjuhlíð in Reykjavík, a forested hill popular for recreation on which landmark building Perlan (‘The Pearl’) stands .