A large fissure opened up last week in the southern part of Grímsfjall, near Grímsvötn subglacial volcano in Iceland. Pictures show that there’s a lot of hydrothermal activity in this fissure, but there is no eruption at this moment.
Two earthquakes with magnitudes above M3 were detected in Mýrdalsjökull glacier on October 16, sparking discussions about a possible eruption of Katla volcano.
A new glacial flood started at Grímsvötn, a subglacial volcano under Vatnajökull, Iceland, on October 10, 2022, prompting authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and announce the State of Uncertainty.
Scientists from the University of Iceland, the Icelandic Met Office and their colleagues have published two papers in the latest issue of Nature presenting new findings from the 2021 eruption at Fagradalsfjall – the first eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula after 800 years of dormancy.
The mbl.is crew visited the new eruption site at Meradalir, Iceland, and caught this amazing night time footage from the eruption site.
A new eruption has started near Fagradalsfjall volcano in the Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system, Reykjanes Peninsula around 13:40 UTC on August 3, 2022.
An intense earthquake swarm that started in the Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system on July 30 continues and, according to the latest analysis by the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), the chances of eruption in the area around Fagradalsfjall in the coming days or weeks have increased and are considered significant.
Increased seismicity was detected under Grímsvötn volcano in SW Iceland on August 2, 2022, forcing the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) to raise the Aviation Color Code for the volcano to Yellow. This is now the third volcano in Iceland with Yellow Aviation Color Code in effect – after Askja and Krysuvik. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011.
More than 5 500 earthquakes have been registered east and west of Fagradalsfjall volcano, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland since around 09:00 UTC on July 30, 2022. The Aviation Color Code remains at Yellow.
A powerful earthquake swarm started at Krísuvík volcano, just northeast of Fagradalsfjall and a short distance north of Fagradalshraun lava field, on July 30, 2022, at a depth of about 5 to 7 km (3 – 4 miles). As a result, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) raised the Aviation Color Code for the volcano to Yellow. The last eruption at this volcano took place in 2021.