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Öræfajökull: Seismic unrest above average

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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."

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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.

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.

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.

That tiny dot in the middle is the helicopter and the cauldron is beneath it.

New photos of the ice cauldron in Öræfajökull

7 Jan Haukur Harðarson, a pilot for Icelandic helicopter company Helo took the accompanying images of Öræfajökull and is new ice cauldron. "It's enormous," he says. On the photographs the proportions are clear with the helicopter tiny in comparison.

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VIDEO: Clear changes to Öræfajökull volcano

14 Dec Renowned Morgunblaðið photographer Ragnar Axelsson has flown three times across Öræfajökull since the ice cauldron was first spotted in the caldera on November 17th. His photographs have been vital for scientists to make a 3D model of the glacier to help them see what IN earth is going on.

The ice cauldron has deepened some 2-3 metres in the space of two weeks.

Subsidence of Öræfajökull ice cauldron slowing down

12 Dec Scientists have studied new photographs of Öræfajökull taken yesterday and their findings show that the subsidence of the new ice cauldron is slowing down which points to good news; that the volcano is not about to blow, at least not just yet.

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Öræfajökull to be photographed today for further research

11 Dec Experts will be on board a plane flying over Öræfajökull today to assess the situation. The ice cauldron in the caldera is constantly deepening and crevasses are forming around it.

Ice cauldron in Öræfajökull caldera keeps deepening

7 Dec The ice cauldron in the Öræfajökull caldera continues to deepen and become larger as geothermal heat increases. This is shown by new measurements in the ice cauldron and these findings were presented at a meeting of the science unit of the Icelandic Civil Protection today.

The last eruption in Öræfajökull occurred in 1727.

Öræfajökull caldera has deepened considerably

7 Dec Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson says that the situation at Öræfajökull volcano is "Far from normal." There's still geothermal heat in the area and the ice cauldron in the caldera has deepened by some 20 metres.

In case of an eruption, people are instructed to head directly to one of the three assembly points: Svínafell 1, Hof 1, or Hnappavellir 2 and wait further instructions.

Emergency evacuation plan for Öræfajökull volcano

22 Nov An evacuation plan for the Öræfajökull volcano has been published in light of increased activity in recent days.

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