The magma intrusion of Bárðarbunga volcano has continued to lengthen, now approaching a fissure swarm belonging to the volcanic system of Askja in the northeastern highlands of Iceland.
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The alert phase for flights over Bárðarbunga volcano in the northwestern Vatnajökull glacier has been lowered from red to orange. It has been confirmed that there was no volcanic eruption in Dyngjujökull outlet glacier yesterday. The water flow in glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, which is...
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Intense seismic activity and GPS measurements around Bárðarbunga volcano indicate that the magma intrusion in Dyngjujökull outlet glacier keeps lengthening.
Geophysicist Páll Einarsson has sent a letter to the Icelandic Transport Authority in which he points out that it can be risky to fly over Hekla volcano.
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred in Bárðarbunga volcano shortly after midnight last night. The earthquake is the largest since current seismic activity began in the area one week ago.
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police in collaboration with the District Commissioners of Police in Húsavík and Seyðisfjörður has decided that the emergency phase will stay in effect. The decision will be evaluated at noon tomorrow, 24 August.
Geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson stated in an interview on RÚV that the eruption scare from earlier today was probably a false alarm.
Work has begun on constructing a barrier to protect the foundations of the bridge over Jökulsá á Fjöllum to Öxarfjörður, Northeast Iceland, to prevent it from being washed away should a large flood occur.
Confused about the eruption site? Bárðarbunga is the sub-glacial volcano located in the northwestern corner of the glacier Vatnajökull.
After receiving news about the eruption in Dyngjujokull, many people traveling to and from Iceland may be wondering whether or not their flights will be canceled.
In the wake of the start of the eruption of Bárðarbunga at the Dyngjujökull glacier, scientists are continuing to consider the possible effects of the event. One of the biggest topics of discussion has been the possibility of the flooding of the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum.
The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has closed nearly all of the roads leading to Bárðarbunga.
An eruption has occurred at the site of the volcano Bárðarbunga. At the moment, it is still a sub-glacial eruption, meaning that there is no visible evidence of it, such as a plume or smoke.
The land below Vatnajökull glacier has drifted apart by 20 centimeters (8 inches) since the seismic activity and magma flow began in Bárðarbunga volcano.
No earthquake stronger than 3 magnitude have hit in or around Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier since shortly before 11 am.
Below is an excerpt from the latest status report of the events in Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier from the National Crisis Coordination Center.
Seismic activity in Bárðarbunga volcano continues with a 3.5 magnitude earthquake hitting inside the caldera shortly before 11 am this morning.
A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit 4 km (2.5 miles) southeast of Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier, southeast Iceland, shortly after midnight last night.
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit in Bárðarbunga volcano at around 11:00 am this morning. The earthquake was at a depth of 3 km, which is much shallower than most of the other earthquakes in the area in recent days.
The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management in Iceland will meet with emergency response organizations and stakeholders, including farmers, in Húsavík, North Iceland, at midday today to discuss the possible upcoming eruption and glacial outburst flood in Bárðarbunga volcano.
If an eruption occurs, it will be under a glacier between 150 and 600 meters thick, resulting in significant meltwater and a flood in Jökulsá á Fjöllum a glacial river. The river might increase 10 to 40-fold.