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…

More than 8 000 earthquakes near Keilir, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

More than 8 000 earthquakes near Keilir, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

The earthquake swarm that began just SSW of Keilir in the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland on September 27, 2021, has produced more than 8 200 earthquakes by October 6, 2021. The quakes are occurring not far from the ongoing Fagradalsfjall eruption at depths between 5…

Powerful blizzard hits Northern Iceland

Powerful blizzard hits Northern Iceland

A deep cyclone with estimated pressure below 970 hPa is bringing intense snowstorms and blizzard conditions to northwest Iceland on September 28, 2021. Bad weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, September 29. Blizzard conditions are expected in the…

Grímsvötn volcano ready to erupt, Iceland

Grímsvötn volcano ready to erupt, Iceland

According to Benedikt Gunnar Ófeigsson, deformation scientist at the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), there is every indication that the Grímsvötn volcano is ready to erupt. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 — it was a large and…

Massive sunken continent could be resting underneath Iceland

Massive sunken continent could be resting underneath Iceland

An international team of geologists believes they have identified a sunken continent hidden under Iceland and the surrounding ocean, which they called Icelandia. The scientists said the continent could stretch from Greenland all the way to Europe. If proven, this…