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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.

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.

Skjaldbreiður.

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.

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 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.

In case of an eruption, people are instructed to head directly to one of the three assembly points: Svínafell 1, Hof 1, or Hnappavellir 2 and wait further instructions.

Emergency evacuation plan for Öræfajökull volcano

22 Nov An evacuation plan for the Öræfajökull volcano has been published in light of increased activity in recent days.

An image taken of Öræfajökull last weekend.

Öræfajökull volcano: Emergency evacuation plan presented today

22 Nov An emergency evacuation plan will be issued today in case of an eruption in Öræfajökull.

Bárðarbunga is located in the Vatnajökull ice cap.

Two earthquakes measuring 3.9 in Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland

21 Nov Two earthquakes of the magnitude of 3.9 occurred in Bárðarbunga in Vatnajökull glacier this afternoon.

A photograph taken by the  SENITEL-1 satellite yesterday morning, November 20th showing the fissures that have been formed in the Öræfajökull cauldera.

Öræfajökull observed from space

21 Nov The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite has been photographing the surface of Öræfajökull from space and in the images, developments are clearly visible.

How to pronounce Öræfajökull

20 Nov While there are still no signs of an iminent eruption, Öræfajökull is under close surveillance. In the event of an eruption it might be useful to learn to pronounce the name of the volcano, which is a little less of a tongue-twister than Eyjafjallajökull.

A photograph taken of Öræfajökull this morning.

Experts meet about Öræfajökull today

20 Nov Geologists, volcanologistis and the Civil Protection in Iceland are meeting today to assess the situation at Öræfajökull where there have been signs of unrest. The aviation code for the area is still yellow.

Öræfajökull glacier.

Uncertainty about course of events at Öræfajökull volcano

19 Nov Although it's clear that there's a lot of geothermal heat underneath the Öræfajökull cauldron there are no signs of an iminent eruption. Scientists are however, uncertain as to what exactly is going on.

The new caldera can be seen clearly on this image.

Yellow alert put up for Öræfajökull volcano

18 Nov A new caldera, measuring a diameter of one kilometres has been formed in this last week in Öræfajökull glacier, a caldera spotted via satellite images of the glacier.

The eruption in Holuhraun in 2014-15

Iceland's volcanoes may be getting ready to blow

17 Nov According to Páll Einarsson, geophysicist at the geological science department of the University of Iceland believes that there are evident signs that some of Iceland's most famous volcanoes are becoming unrestful.

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