Seismic activity stable since midnight
Around 900 earthquakes have been detected in the area around Grindavík since midnight. Seismic activity in the epicenter has been stable since November 11. This is stated in a notice from the Icelandic Met Office.
The seismic activity is spread through the southern part of the tunnel between Sundhnúkar crater row and Grindavík at a depth of about 2-5 km.
Main magma up-flow area at the centre of the magma channel
The deformation is still slow. The most abundant deformation is at the centre of the main channel at Sundhnúkur, where the main upstream area of magma is considered to be.
According to the Met Office, activity in and around Grindavík is virtually unchanged since yesterday. All measurement systems are monitored carefully in real-time, especially around Grindavík, which could indicate changes in the situation.
A few bigger earthquakes have had its source just off Eldey outside of the Reykjanes peninsula. Map/The Icelandic Met Office
The biggest earthquakes now near Eldey
The largest earthquakes that have hit in the last few hours are now being measured close to Eld-ey, southwest of Reykjanes. At 3.46 am, a magnitude 3.4 earthquake hit, the largest in nearly twelve hours.
Elísabet Pálmadóttir, a natural-hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, says there are earthquakes on both sides of the dike that lies underneath Grindavík, one side of Kleifarvatn and the other side of the southwestern tip of Reykjanes on the Reykjanes peninsula.