Grímsvötn , Iceland : beginning of a glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup),

Grímsvötn , Iceland : beginning of a glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup),

On 23 June the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) stated that the water level of the Skaftá river at Sveinstindur (the closest gauging station at 28 km downstream from the ice margin) and electrical conductivity both rose in recent days, indicating the beginning of a…

Hekla , Iceland : Iceland’s Hekla volcano eruption could spark ‘major disaster’ at any moment,

Hekla , Iceland : Iceland’s Hekla volcano eruption could spark ‘major disaster’ at any moment,

Iceland’s Hekla volcano eruption could spark ‘major disaster’ at any moment, experts warn. A volcano in Iceland could prompt a “major disaster” with an eruption at any moment, a geophysics expert has warned. Located in the southern part of the country, Hekla last erupted…

Bárðarbunga , Iceland : stronger earthquakes than before have been detected in the last months.

Bárðarbunga , Iceland : stronger earthquakes than before have been detected in the last months.

Seismic measurements around the Bárðarbunga volcano show that the seismic moment release on the caldera ring fault has been gradually increasing since mid September 2015. This means that stronger earthquakes than before have been detected in the last months. Despite the increasing activity, there…