Declare the eruption completed

The short volcanic eruption that started last Thursday and has …

The short volcanic eruption that started last Thursday and has now been declared completed, did cause a lot of havoc and damages and all of Reykjanes peninsula is still battling hot water shortage. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

The Icelandic Met Office has declared that the volcanic eruption that began between Mt Sundhnúkur and Stóra-Skógarfell on the morning of Thursday, February 8th, has been completed.

“No eruptive activity was detected during a drone flight by the Special Forces in the afternoon of yesterday and no eruptive eruptions have been detected on seismic meters since then,” the Met Office’s Facebook post states.

Earthquake activity in the earthquake-stabilization zone has been of a minor magnitude in the past day.

GPS measurements showed clear signs of depression in Svartsengi following the eruption but further series of measurements are needed to detect conclusive signs of a re-emergence of inflation in the area.

 

 

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