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.
IMO: Deadly gases measured, stay away from caves in Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland – February 21, 2020
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) is warning residents and tourists to temporarily stop exploring caves in the Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula due to deadly gasses measured in a cave close to a parking lot. In their warning issued at 10:59 UTC on February…
Decreased earthquake activity near Grindavik, magmatic intrusion just west of Mt. Thorbjorn, Iceland– February 11, 2020
Earthquake activity near Mt. Thorbjorn, Grindavik has decreased over the past 6 days, but small earthquakes are still being detected. Indications are that the crustal deformation pattern has changed, however, the uplift has slowed down. In total, the uplift is about…
Earthquake swarm, uplift west of Mt. Thorbjorn volcano continues, Iceland – February 01, 2020
Earthquake swarm and uplift west of Mt. Thorbjorn, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland continues on February 1, 2020. However, it is most likely that this activity will stop without any volcanism, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) said. The last known eruption was during…
Unusually rapid inflation detected beneath Mt. Thorbjorn, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Iceland – January 27, 2020
According to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), unusually rapid inflation has been detected at Mt. Thorbjorn on the Reykjanes Peninsula over the past few days, indicating a possible magma accumulation. In addition, an earthquake swarm has been ongoing during the same…
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