An areal view with Katla on the easternmost part of the photograph.

Sunday Times apologize for Katla eruption story

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Öræfajökull.

Earthquake points to continuing seismic activity in Öræfajökull

2 Oct Three earthquakes have occurred in the last 36 hours in South East Iceland. Two of them in Bárðarbunga and one in Öræfajökull of a magnitude just over 3.0. The earthquake in Öræfajökull is the sixth earthquake of that size to have occurred since measurements began.

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Katla eruption: "We're used to these kinds of news reports"

25 Sep The Promote Iceland office say they're used to blown-up news about imminent eruptions in Iceland. A Sunday Times article on the weekend received criticism from the volcanologist interviewed in it, saying she was misquoted and that it was factually wrong.

Katla, Iceland's most notorious volcano.

Volcanologist unhappy about Sunday Times Katla report

24 Sep Volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya is very unhappy about a Sunday Times article which appeared this weekend titled "Giant Iceland Katla about to erupt."

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Öræfajökull: Seismic unrest above average

14 Jul A geologist at the Iceland Met OFfice explains that the current unrest in Öræfajökull volcano could continue for days, weeks, months and even years. Yesterday the Iceland Civil Protection released a statement that the volcano was experiencing clear signs of unrest.

Öræfajökull volcano.

Breaking: Clear signs of unrest in Öræfajökull volcano

13 Jul The Department of Civil and Emergency Management in Iceland have issued a new status for Öræfajökull volcano saying that it shows clear signs of unrest.

There have been severa earthquakes in Öræfajökull recently.

"Anything could happen" at Öræfajökull volcano

27 Jun The Iceland Met Office say that there is nothing unusual about the earthquake of 3.1 detected yesterday afternoon at Öræfajökull volcano and there is no sign of volcanic unrest. However, they say ,"Anything could happen."

Earthquake at Iceland's Blue Lagoon today

18 Jun An earthquake of the magnitude 3.0 was detected North West of Grindavík at 10:24 today.

Bárðarbunga.

No eruption yet in Bárðarbunga

15 Jun "There are no signs of any volcanic unrest as yet," said Bryndís Ýr Gísladóttir, natural hazard expert at the Iceland Met Office to today's Morgunblaðið.

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Öræfajökull eruption could paralyse all air traffic in Europe

6 Jun If a major eruption were to occur in Öræfajökull, this could paralyse all air traffic across Europe for days on end, according to a research group at the University of Iceland.

Geothermal heat in Hveradalir, in Kerlingarfjöll mountains in the central highlands.

Iceland's geography- a volatile mixture of volcanic and seismic activity

14 Apr Formed roughly 25 million years ago, Iceland is situated where two of the world’s biggest tectonic plates, the Eurasian and North American, literally pull apart in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Caldera in Öræfajökull clearly visible in Sunday's sunshine

9 Apr Morgunblaðið photographer captured Öræfajökull on aerial photographs this weekend. The new caldera is clearly visible in the images despite being covered in a thick layer of snow.

"Plenty of reason to monitor the course of events carefully."

Seismic activity in Öræfajökull still going strong

28 Mar Seismic activity in Öræfajökull volcano continues. This month, fourteen earthquakes measuring over 1.2 have been detected.

The ice cave has been named Kristallinn - or the crystal.

Unusual smell detected in ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull

26 Mar An unusual smell was detected in an ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull yesterday. Specialists from the Iceland Met Office are now using equipment to measure for sulphur dioxide and sulphur hydroxide in the cave.

A map showing the earthquakes last night.

Earthquake measuring 4.3 in Bárðarbunga

22 Mar Last night an earthquake of the magnitude 4.3 was detected in the southern part of the Bárðarbunga caldera followed by several aftershocks. No signs of volcanic eruption says the Iceland Met Office.

Eldgjá is in the South Highlands of Iceland.

10th century Eldgjá eruption thought to have influenced Christianisation of Iceland

19 Mar New research sugggests that an eruption in Eldgjá had an influence on the change to religion in Iceland in the tenth century finds a team of scientists at Cambridge University. Iceland converted from paganism to Christianity around the year 1000.

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