Öræfajökull observed from space

The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite called SENITEL -1  has been photographing the surface of Öræfajökull from space and in the images, developments are clearly visible. 

According to a short report on the Facebook page of the volcano and natural hazard department of the University of Iceland the images show that there were no cracks in the cauldera in Öræfajökull at the end of October. 

However, on November 8th there were clear changes and obvious cracks in the middle of the cauldera. These cracks are even larger in images taken yesterday, November 20th. 

Here you can see more of the images taken by the SENTINEL-1


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