Grímsvötn volcano Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Iceland

Grímsvötn volcano Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has raised to Aviation Color Code for Grímsvötn volcano from Yellow to Orange on December 6, one day after the glacial flood from Grímsvötn reached its peak discharge. By definition, the Aviation Color Code is…

Ice sheet in Grímsvötn subsided 17 m (55.8 feet) in 9 days, Iceland

Ice sheet in Grímsvötn subsided 17 m (55.8 feet) in 9 days, Iceland

The ice sheet in Grímsvötn has subsided about 17 m (55.8 feet) from November 24 to December 2, 2021. This is about 9 days since it started subsiding and running water began to break its way under the glacier. The Meteorological Office's hydrologists…

Ice sheet at Grímsvötn subsided almost 10 m (33 feet), Iceland

Ice sheet at Grímsvötn subsided almost 10 m (33 feet), Iceland

The GPS meter in Grímsvötn shows that the ice cap continues to descend and it has sunk almost 9.87 m (32.4 feet) since it was measured highest on November 24, 2021, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) reports. Running water has now appeared in…

Ice sheet in Grímsvötn subsiding, could lead to an eruption, Iceland

Ice sheet in Grímsvötn subsiding, could lead to an eruption, Iceland

The Scientific Advisory Board for the Civil Defense met on November 24, 2021, to discuss changes measured at Grímsvötn. GPS measurements are showing that the ice sheet has started subsiding which indicates that a flood from Grímsvötn is…

Increased volcanic activity reported near Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

Increased volcanic activity reported near Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

An increase in volcanic activity was reported near the Fagradalsfjall eruption site in Southwest Iceland on Saturday, June 26, 2021. If the development continues, authorities said lava will flow sooner than expected over Suðurstrandarvegur road, a key road that…