Earthquake activity near Mt. Thorbjorn significantly decreased, uplift no longer being observed, Iceland

Earthquake activity near Mt. Thorbjorn significantly decreased, uplift no longer being observed, Iceland

Earthquake activity near Mount Thorbjorn has significantly decreased recently, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) noted at 02:21 UTC on March 4, 2020.

The office added that uplift is no longer being observed, which is likely due to the halt of magma inflow.

Indications show a minor subsidence from the middle of February but it is too soon to interpret the data.

The uncertainty phase that Civil Protections declared is still in force.

The IMO warns about cave excursions in the Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Hazardous levels of CO2 and low levels of O2 were measured there recently, in a cave close to a parking lot which is popular for hikers.


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