Inflation ongoing - a new hazard assessment will be carried out tomorrow

From the last eruption at Sundhnúkagígar crater row.

From the last eruption at Sundhnúkagígar crater row. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

Inflation on the Reykjanes peninsula continues to move along the same path as before the weekend, indicating a volcanic eruption in a few weeks according to Einar Hjörleifsson, a natural hazard expert at the Iceland Met Office.

Hazard Assessment reviewed

“It has continued to increase since the weekend and inflation under Svartsengi has been stable. This indicates that the magma continues to flow into the magma chamber under Svartsengi,” he says.

The Met Office published a hazard assessment map on July 2, which is valid until tomorrow, July 9, and shows an assessment of the risks that exist and the dangers that could arise with little notice.

The assessment will be valid until tomorrow but will be reviewed at the Scientific Council meeting tomorrow. A new hazard assessment will be issued afterward the meeting.

Weather

Cloudy

Today

9 °C

Overcast

Later today

10 °C

Overcast

Tomorrow

12 °C