Askja volcano (Central Iceland): uplift has reached 35 cm since August 2021, seismic activity has been stable so far
Do, 28. Jul 2022, 22:3822:38 PM | VON: MARTIN
The inflation at the volcano continues.
The InSAR image depicts ground deformation at Askja volcano over the past 12 months (image: IMO)
The ground at the west of Askja has been uplifted by a further 2 cm since the last update, by 35 cm since the early August last year in total, however, any increase in seismic activity has been detected so far. Earthquake activity is likely a significant indicator of an impending eruption.
If magma accumulation will keep to continue, the inflation may continue without eruption for some time. In contrast, in the case of an eruption, the most likely scenario is a fissure eruption in the vicinity of the crater.
Source: Icelandic Meteorological Office volcano activity update 28 July 2022
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