A recent publication identifies Katla as a “a globally important source of atmospheric carbon dioxide,” but an Icelandic geophysics professor says that the only real conclusion that can be drawn from this is that more research is needed.
Geophysicists say seismic activity by Grimsey island in North Iceland could be activating earthquakes in a wider area.
Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary since the volcanic eruption on Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) archipelago.
Scientists are planning a flight over Öræfajökull volcano in southeast Iceland in order to take another measurement of the caldera that formed during an earthquake in the fall.
Geologist Páll Einarsson believes that the mighty volcano Katla could have already erupted in 2011, causing the flood that swept Múlakvísl bridge away.
Geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson says there is no evidence of an eruption in Öræfajökull glacier.
When glaciers covered larger parts of Iceland, there was less volcanic activity in the country, a new study has found.
Recent satellite images reveal that a new, one-kilometre wide caldera has emerged in Öræfajökull glacier, South Iceland, following increased geothermal activity in the area.
An earthquake occurred this morning at 7:36 11 km (6.8 mi) northwest of Siglufjörður, North Iceland measuring magnitude 3.7.
The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, as well as the Met Office, held a meeting with residents of Öræfar yesterday.
A number of news media around the world have featured Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga, after British media such as The Daily Star, Daily Mail and The Sun reported claims that it was ready to erupt. Experts at the Icelandic Met Office consider the claims to be overestimated.
Three earthquakes occurred by the northern rim of Bárðarbunga volcano yesterday shortly before midnight.
A 3.3 magnitude earthquake was detected northeast of Grimsey island, North Iceland at 6:00 this morning.
A number of earthquakes were detected at Bárðarbunga in Vatnajökull tonight, according to the Icelandic Met Office.