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Öræfajökull: Seismic unrest above average

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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.

oraefajokull

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.

Largest earthquake so far in Grímsey

19 Feb An earthquake of a magnitude of 5.2 was detected at Grímsey island at around 7 this morning. The powerful quake was felt in many parts of North Iceland and the department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has declared a level of incertitude in North Iceland.

Grímsey is the northernmost point of Iceland. Here you can see the earthquakes occuring with the green stars signifying quakes over the magnitude of 3.

Three earthquakes over magnitude of 3 in the space of half an hour

16 Feb There are still numerous earthquakes at Grímsey island in North Iceland and this morning three were measured at 3.5 to 3.6 on the Richter scale in the space of thirty minutes.

The green star shows where the earthquake occurred.

Large earthquake in Öræfajökull

9 Feb At just past five this morning an earthquake measuring 3.6 was detected in Öræfajökull. This is the largest quake measured over the past period of incertitude in the volcano.

The last eruption in Öræfajökull occured in 1727.

Earthquake in Öræfajökull last night

18 Jan An earthquake measuring 3.2 occurred at 02:14 AM in the North Eastern part of Öræfajökull volcano. There are no signs of an eruption according to the Iceland Met Office.

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