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Reykjanes volcano update: No significant change, eruption remains likely scenario

Sat, 18 Nov 2023, 16:30 16:30 PM | BY: T
The situation is almost unchanged from yesterday. The most likely scenario remains that an eruption will start in the near future.
In the last 24 hours, about 1,700 earthquakes have been recorded, about 1,000 earthquakes since midnight. No quakes of magnitude 3 or higher occurred.
The biggest event was a magnitude 2.8 in Hagafell, 3.5 km NNE of Grindavík.
Magmatic gas was measured from a borehole in Svartsengi on Thursday. The borehole reaches to depths close to the area where the magma intrusion is believed to be. The presence of the gas confirms also the presence of magma nearby, in particular in the area north of Hagafell.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2023, 10:09

Reykjanes volcano update: Eruption still believed likely to occur within few days

Recent quakes under Reykjanes Peninsula
Friday morning (17 Nov), there is still NO eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula, but scientists continue to believe that a new eruption is likely to start in the coming days. ... Read all
Fri, 17 Nov 2023, 09:47

Reykjanes volcano update: Gas measurements from borehole, ground deflated by 25 cm

The map depicts the outlined graben due to the seismic activity (image: IMO)
Scientists from the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) measured the presence of volcanic gases from a borehole approving molten rock (magma) in the 15-km long NE-SW linear oriented underground dike. ... Read all
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Reykjanes volcano
Crater rows 230 m / 755 ft
Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland), 63.89°N / -22.52°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Reykjanes volcano eruptions:
1211, 1226
Typical eruption style
effusive (lava flows)
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