Large fissure opens up in Grímsfjall, Iceland

Large fissure opens up in Grímsfjall, Iceland

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.

Unusual earthquakes at Katla volcano, Iceland

Unusual earthquakes at Katla volcano, Iceland

Two earthquakes with magnitudes above M3 were detected in Mýrdalsjökull glacier on October 16, sparking discussions about a possible eruption of Katla volcano.

Increased likelihood of eruption near Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

Increased likelihood of eruption near Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

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 under Grímsvötn volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Iceland

Increased seismicity under Grímsvötn volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Iceland

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.

Powerful earthquake swarm near Fagradalsfjall volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Iceland

Powerful earthquake swarm near Fagradalsfjall volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Iceland

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.