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Reykjanes volcano (Iceland) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 April-5 May 2020 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 29 Apr 2020, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
IMO reported that uplift detected in the Thorbjorn area decreased in the beginning of April and stopped later in the month. Seismicity, which had occurred across three main volcanic systems: Eldey, Reykjanes-Svartsengi, and Krýsuvík, had significantly decreased. These data indicated that the injection of magma beneath Thorbjorn had stopped, though there were indications of deformation over a larger area.
On 4 May the Aviation Color Code was lowered to Green.

Source: Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2020. Report on Reykjanes. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 April-5 May 2020. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Reykjanes volcano
Crater rows 230 m / 755 ft
Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland), 63.89°N / -22.52°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Reykjanes volcano eruptions:
1211, 1226
Typical eruption style
effusive (lava flows)
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