Webcams Focus on Area of Seismic Activity

Vala Hafstað

The seismic activity that started September 27 southwest of Keilir mountain on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, has moved the spotlight from the Fagradalsfjall eruption area to Keilir mountain.

Scientists do not agree whether the swarm of tremors can be explained by tectonic plate movements or by a magma intrusion, that is, magma seeking a new vent.

Since the evening of September 18, no lava has flowed from the crater at the eruption site by Fagradalsfjall mountain.

For the reasons above, now has two webcams that focus on Keilir mountain. One of them provides a close-up of the cone-shaped mountain, while the other one, located on Stóri-Hrútur mountain, provides a panoramic view, with Keilir in the far distance.

A third webcam overlooks Meradalir valleys, focusing on the main crater. Finally, the fourth webcam is located in Nátthagi valley, providing a view of the lava field. 

You can take a look at the view from all four webcams right here.

To follow the latest seismic activity, go to

Keilir mountain, cone-shaped, is at the center of the picture in the far distance.


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