Bárðarbunga loves Grimsvötn = True

I once again reiterate that it is Icelandic Met Office and Almannavarnadeild ríkislögreglustjóra that has the authority to issue warnings for Iceland in regards of eruptions and jökulhlaups. For airborne ash advisories it is in the following order London VAAC and IMO that issues advisories. That being said here follows a brief update upon what…

El Hierro – Day 3!

Today we have seen a change in the behaviour at Pevolca, now they have changed the level of alarm from green all over the island, to yellow for Julan and La Dehesa. They are also asking everyone on the island to familiarise themselves with the plans for evacuation and self protection. The center for the…

Herðubreið – Renewed activity at Askja

Yesterday an earthquake swarm started with a 3.4M earthquake at Herðubreið. So far the swarm has had 15 earthquakes above 2M, among those 3 where at Askja proper. This swarm as well as the previous ones at Herðubreið have been to the west of the volcano. And those earthquake swarms have been deemed to be lateral intrusions…

Askja – A brief update

After an initial spatter of information of the de-icing of Lake Öskjuvatn things are now coming to a full Easter stop. After going through the records for earthquakes during the winter up until now one can easily see that there has not been any elevated level of earthquakes. Regarding harmonic tremor episodes, yes there have…

Icelands forgotten Volcanoes

Sometimes a bit of honest digging will pay off in the oddest ways. Trying to utilize an unexpected free day I decided to find an alternative explanation for the uplift associated with the Hamarinn volcano. A long shot as good as any other to pursue on a rather grey day. While on the prowl for…