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Fagradalsfjall eruption unusual in many ways compared to other eruptions - 14.9.2022

The precursors to the eruption at Fagradalsfjall last year were unusual compared to many other eruptions across the world and the composition of the lava changed as the eruption continued. These are among the findings of two papers published in the latest issue of Nature by scientists at the University of Iceland and the Icelandic Meteorological Office along with a large number of colleagues.

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„We need to control our footprint on mother Earth“ - 24.8.2022

The president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, opened the science symposium Cryosphere 2022 in Harpa concert hall this morning. The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) is organizing the conference focusing on ice and snow in a warming world. About 330 scientists participate in the symposium from 33 countries of 6 continents.

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Latest news on the eruption at Reykjanes peninsula - 3.8.2022

Updated 23.8.2022

The eruption in Meradalir, which commenced on the 3rd of August, ceased to issue lava on the 21 of August. Volcanic tremor started to decrease steadily from the 18th and stopped completely during the night of 21st. The activity at the crater ceased at the same time, with no visible extrusion of fresh lava.

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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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