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A new eruption has started at Fagradalsfjall - 3.8.2022

Updated 4.8.2022 at 12:12

Gas dispersion forecast has been activated for the eruption in Meradalir. It is important for all to be aware of the danger of sudden gas pollution near the eruption site. You can find the forecast here as well as you can use the button on the front page, Reykjanes.

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Jarðskjálftahrina NA við fagradalsfjall

Status of unrest in Reykjanes - 2.8.2022

Preliminary deformation modelling results suggest the top depth of the new dike intrusion beneath Fagradalsfjall is very shallow - about 1 km. The magma inflow rate is rapid, almost double that observed during the first dike intrusion in february-march 2021.

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Sentinel-1 interferogram attached at Askja - covering period 27 july 2021 to 22 july 2022

Status of unrest in Askja - 27.7.2022

A meeting was held with scientists from the Icelandic Met Office, Institute of Earth Science and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management to follow up on the status of unrest in Askja. Since august 2021 an uplift of 35 cm  centered  west of the Askja lake has been measured.

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Earthquakes on the Reykjanes peninsula - 16.5.2022

More than 3000 earthquakes have been automatically detected nearby Eldvörp in the Reykjanes/Svartsengi volcanic system in the past week. Since yesterday (15.05), nine earthquakes had magnitude above M3 and two above M4. The largest event had a magnitude of M4.3 occurred on 15.05 at 17:38 UTC. The seismicity is located at a depth between 4 and 6 km.

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