New data coming today will give a clearer picture

Over 630 earthquakes have been detected since midnight on the Reykjanes peninsula, seven of them of more than 2 in magnitude. The largest one occurred at 01.17 am and was 2.7 magnitude.

The earthquakes have been occurring in line with the magma channel, but the most active activity overnight has been south of Hagafell and north of Stóra-Skógafell.

Einar Hjörleifsson, a natural-hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, says there were no notable changes in the real-time GPS measurements last night. Overall, the situation is similar to last night.

The Met Office will receive new satellite data later today, which could provide a clearer picture of the elevations and deformation in the area.


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