Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Has Cluster of COVID-19 Infections Been Averted?

10:16 GMT No one tested positive last night in connection with a potential cluster of COVID-19 infections that was feared in Iceland over the weekend.

This what Blue Hótel Fagrilundur will look like.

Hotel Made in Norway to Rise in Iceland

yesterday A new hotel, Blue Hótel Fagrilundur, will rise at Reykholt, in Bláskógabyggð municipality, Southwest Iceland, this summer.

From Djúpivogur, the East Fjords.

Memorial to Rise of First Black Settler in Iceland

6 Mar The Icelandic government has approved state funding for the memorial of farmer and merchant Hans Jónatan, believed to have been the first black man to have settled in Iceland.

Iceland’s COVID-19 Incidence Remains Unique

5 Mar The COVID-19 situation in Iceland is unique with regard to the 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants.

Volcanic systems on the Reykjanes peninsula are shown in pink. The red lines indicate the tectonic plate boundary, where earthquakes are common. Geothermal areas are marked in yellow. Black lines indicate fissure swarms.

Could Volcanic Period Be Ahead?

5 Mar “If an eruption occurs, it would likely mark the beginning of such a [volcanic] period – lasting a few centuries, I believe.”

Keilir mountain.

Surprising Series of Seismic Events

5 Mar “We’re trying discern what could happen in this situation, and the possibilities are many.”

Keilir mountain.

Watch Live: Keilir and Fagradalsfjall

4 Mar As the Icelandic nation holds its breath, wondering whether a volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, is imminent, you can watch Keilir and Fagradalsfjall and the lava field in its vicinity live.

Seismic Activity Increases Again

4 Mar Seismic activity on the Reykjanes peninsula increased after 5 am, after a relatively calm night.

Keilir mountain.

Livestream from Area Where Eruption Is Likely

3 Mar Víkurfréttir, the local news service of Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, began streaming live today from the area on the Reykjanes peninsula where an eruption is considered likely to occur.

Superintendent Rögnvaldur Ólafsson, at the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.

‘Like Watching Paint Dry’

3 Mar Superintendent Rögnvaldur Ólafsson is at the coordination center of the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, patiently waiting to see how things develop on the Reykjanes peninsula, where an eruption is considered likely.

Keilir mountain.

Eruption Appears Imminent on Reykjanes Peninsula

3 Mar It appears that an eruption is imminent on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland.

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Tested Positive at Border Despite Negative PCR from Abroad

3 Mar Passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport yesterday had presented certificates of negative PCR results from abroad.

Keilir mountain.

‘Let’s Stay Calm,’ Reykjanesbær Mayor Advises

3 Mar The mayor of Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, Kjartan Kjartanson, sent the residents of Reykjanesbær a letter yesterday, reiterating that town authorities are constantly monitoring developments of the seismic activity near Fagradalsfjall mountain.

The source of many of the earthquakes has been near Keilir mountain.

Southwest Iceland Continues to Tremble

3 Mar The swarm of earthquakes on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, continues, but much fewer quakes in excess of magnitude 3 hit overnight than the previous night.

A video camera is pointed at Keilir mountain.

Livestream in Case of Eruption

2 Mar Víkurfréttir, the local news service of Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, installed a video camera last night, pointed at Keilir mountain and vicinity.

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