Severe blizzard hits North Iceland

Severe blizzard hits North Iceland

Icelandic Met Office issued a blizzard warning for North Iceland on Monday, October 21, 2019. Due to sudden and harsh winter conditions, authorities have strongly advised people to avoid travel through the region until the storm is over. Reports said the north has…

Earthquake swarm in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

Earthquake swarm in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

A seismic swarm began on October 19, 2019, in Öxarfjörður, Tjörnes Fracture Zone, North Iceland. The swarm is located around 28 km (17 miles) WNW of Kópasker and Icelandic Met Office's (IMO) seismic network has detected roughly 500…

Increased seismicity under Loki-Fögrufjöll volcano (Hamarinn), Iceland

Increased seismicity under Loki-Fögrufjöll volcano (Hamarinn), Iceland

Increased seismic activity is taking place under Iceland's Hamarinn volcano, a part of Bardarbunga volcanic system, also known as Loki-Fögrufjöll. The largest earthquakes over the past 48 hours were two M2.8 registered at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles)…

M4.1 earthquake after seismic swarm ESE of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

M4.1 earthquake after seismic swarm ESE of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

A small seismic swarm took place ESE of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland from June 21 – 23, 2019. The seismicity then shifted NW of the volcano on June 24, with M3.3, M3.4 and M4.1. The Icelandic Met Office has detected numerous small earthquakes from June 19 to 23 ESE…

Earthquake swarm shaking Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

Earthquake swarm shaking Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

An earthquake swarm that started in Tjörnes Fracture Zone on Saturday, March 23, 2019 is still ongoing and the number of earthquakes has increased on March 27, the Icelandic Met Office reported 22:40 UTC, March 27. The quakes are located 6 km (3.7 miles)…

Extreme cold, Akureyri receives 105 cm (3.4 ft) of snow in 24 hours, Iceland

Extreme cold, Akureyri receives 105 cm (3.4 ft) of snow in 24 hours, Iceland

Extremely cold temperatures took over parts of Iceland and brought with itself huge amounts of snow. Snowfall was registered in many parts of the country, including capital Reykjavik, today, slowing down traffic and forcing authorities to send out snow plows to…

Very large landslide blocks a river near Hitardal, western Iceland

Very large landslide blocks a river near Hitardal, western Iceland

A very large landslide detached from the Fagraskógarfjall massif near Hitardal in western Iceland early Saturday morning, July 7, 2018. The slide blocked a well-known salmon fishing river with mud and rock, almost completely changing the landscape. Although…

Earthquake swarm detected under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

Earthquake swarm detected under Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

A swarm of earthquakes has been detected in the northern part of the Bardarbunga volcano caldera, Iceland on June 14, 2018. The sequence includes M4.9, the strongest quake detected since the end of Bardarbunga's last eruption in 2015. The swarm started with a…

Unusual smell detected in ice cave near Öræfajökull volcano, Iceland

Unusual smell detected in ice cave near Öræfajökull volcano, Iceland

An unusual smell was detected in an ice cave known as Kristallinn (Crystal) in Breiðamerkurjökull, Iceland on March 25, 2018. Specialists from the Iceland Met Office are now using equipment to measure for sulfur dioxide and sulfur hydroxide in the cave. …