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Tremor plot from the 18th of September till 18th of October around the eruption site in Fagradalsfjall

The Civil protection crisis level lowered from alert to uncertainty phase - 18.10.2021

During the past month (18th September - 18th October) no lava flow from the crater has been detected at Fagradalsfjall volcano. Out gassing is still ongoing with very low concentrations of eruptive gases. Similarly, thermal anomalies continue to be detected at lower values and greater intervals between detection's.

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“The small eruption” in Fagradalsfjall celebrates six months - 20.9.2021

Yesterday, 19th of September marks 6 months since the beginning of the eruption. The lava flow from this eruption is thought to be relatively small compared to other eruptions in Iceland. However, due to its location and easy access for scientists and the public it has had a bigger impact and made more challenges then other eruptions.


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Flood from Skaftá - 10.9.2021

Updated 10.09. at 15:25

The flood in Skaftá is still ongoing but the discharge has lowered significantly.

The water level in Tungulækur, which is a groundwater stream from Eldhraun, continues to rise slightly, indicating that floodwater is still spreading through the lava. Gas pollution close to the edge of the Skaftá river remains a possibility.

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Uncertainty level declared for the ongoing uplift at Askja volcano - 9.9.2021

The National commissioner in agreement with the Police Department of the North-East Iceland declared the uncertainty level because of the ongoing uplift at Askja volcano. In the last weeks fast deformation changes have been measured in Askja, both from GPS stations and processed satellite images. The uplift has reached about 7 centimeter and that is a significant change over this temporal period.

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