Nature and Travel

Bárðarbunga í Vatnajökli.

Earthquake measuring 3.5 in Bárðarbunga

yesterday An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale occurred just before three AM last night around 2.5 km South East of the Bárðarbunga caldera.


VIDEO: Clear changes to Öræfajökull volcano

14 Dec Renowned Morgunblaðið photographer Ragnar Axelsson has flown three times across Öræfajökull since the ice cauldron was first spotted in the caldera on November 17th. His photographs have been vital for scientists to make a 3D model of the glacier to help them see what IN earth is going on.

Bíllinn er við eystri enda brúarinnar við Jökulsárlón.

Road closed at glacier lagoon due to a stuck lorry

14 Dec The number one ring road has been closed down temporarily due to a lorry that's stuck on ice on the road leading to the lagoon.

Icelandic reindeer in winter.

Warning: Reindeer traffic in East and South East Iceland

14 Dec The Iceland Road Administration and the East Iceland Nature Research Centre would like to warn drivers to look out for reindeer crossing roads in East and South East Iceland.

Mynd úr safni.

Watch out for ice on Reykjavik streets today

12 Dec The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police warns of very icy pavements and streets in the city today. Vehicles have begun salting on main paths.

The ice cauldron has deepened some 2-3 metres in the space of two weeks.

Subsidence of Öræfajökull ice cauldron slowing down

12 Dec Scientists have studied new photographs of Öræfajökull taken yesterday and their findings show that the subsidence of the new ice cauldron is slowing down which points to good news; that the volcano is not about to blow, at least not just yet.

Frá Öræfajökli.

Öræfajökull to be photographed today for further research

11 Dec Experts will be on board a plane flying over Öræfajökull today to assess the situation. The ice cauldron in the caldera is constantly deepening and crevasses are forming around it.


Swarm of earthquakes at Skjaldbreiður volcano - but no sign of eruption

11 Dec An unusual swarm of earthquakes occurred in dormant volcano Skjaldbreiður which forms part of the beautiful mountain range at Lake Þingvellir.

A nacreous cloud over the city.

Nacreous cloud over Reykjavik this morning

8 Dec This morning, a beautiful nacreous cloud could be seen in the early hours over Reykjavikin the eastern part of the dawn sky.

Ice cauldron in Öræfajökull caldera keeps deepening

7 Dec The ice cauldron in the Öræfajökull caldera continues to deepen and become larger as geothermal heat increases. This is shown by new measurements in the ice cauldron and these findings were presented at a meeting of the science unit of the Icelandic Civil Protection today.

The Norwegian volcanic island of Jan Mayen.

Large earthquake detected off Iceland coast

7 Dec An earthquake of the magnitude 3.9 was detected 538 kilometres North North East of Fontur in North East Iceland.

The last eruption in Öræfajökull occurred in 1727.

Öræfajökull caldera has deepened considerably

7 Dec Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson says that the situation at Öræfajökull volcano is "Far from normal." There's still geothermal heat in the area and the ice cauldron in the caldera has deepened by some 20 metres.

Earthquakes detected in Siglufjörður

6 Dec Three earthquakes were measured at Siglufjörður in North Iceland last night and this morning. The largest earthquake measured 3.1 on the Richter scale and occurred at 05.25.

Rafnsson, "The Vermin" with his captured sea eagle, soon to be released back from captivity.

Rescued sea-eagle doing well

5 Dec "The eagle is looking pretety good now and there's nothing that points to the fact that has something broken," says Snapchat star Snorri Rafnsson. Rafnsson caught the eagle in a dramatic rescue last week near Ólafsvík with the help of his father.

The star indicates where the largest earthquake occurred.

Earthquake North West of Reykjanes

5 Dec An earthquake of the magnitude of 3.1 occurred some 10 km West South West of Geirfugladrangi North West of Reykjanes on the South-West peninsuala of Reykjavik last night at 21:46.


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