The Blue Lagoon. Þorbjörn mountain is on the right. Scientists report that magma is possibly accumulating west of the mountain.

Blue Lagoon Reviews Contingency Plan

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Seismic activity on Reykjanes. The dots show the location of the tremors.

Yellow Aviation Color Code for Reykjanes

10:44 GMT Due to an unusually rapid inflation of the earth’s surface, suggesting the possibility of magma accumulation west of Þorbjörn mountain, a phase of uncertainty has been declared on the Reykjanes peninsula.

Every Icelandic Volcano on One Website

30 Nov Did you know there is a website where you can look up information regarding every single volcano in Iceland?

Surtsey island. The assistants will take pictures from the air.

Scientists and Flying Assistants to Surtsey

9 Jul A group of scientists will be traveling to Surtsey island later this month, bringing along two flying assistants, one of them winged.

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

Sunday Times apologize for Katla eruption story

2 Oct 2018 British newspaper The Sunday Times have apologized for their cover story of an imminent eruption in the Katla volcano in Iceland, a story that was factually incorrect. Volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya who was interviewed in the story was misquoted and demanded a correction.


Earthquake points to continuing seismic activity in Öræfajökull

2 Oct 2018 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.


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

25 Sep 2018 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 2018 Volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya is very unhappy about a Sunday Times article which appeared this weekend titled "Giant Iceland Katla about to erupt."


Öræfajökull: Seismic unrest above average

14 Jul 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 An earthquake of the magnitude 3.0 was detected North West of Grindavík at 10:24 today.


No eruption yet in Bárðarbunga

15 Jun 2018 "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.


Öræfajökull eruption could paralyse all air traffic in Europe

6 Jun 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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.


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