Powerful Earthquake at Bárðarbunga

A powerful earthquake measuring 4.8 occurred on the northern rim of the Bárðarbunga volcano in the early hours of Friday morning, RÚV reports. The initial earthquake was followed by three [...]

Fifty-Five Year Anniversary of Surtsey Eruption

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the Surtsey eruption which formed Iceland’s newest island in 1963. RÚV reported first. Starting 130 metres (430 feet) below sea level, the eruption reached the [...]

Speculations on Imminent Katla Eruption Were Premature, Says Geophysicist

Reports that the formidable Katla volcano is gearing up for an imminent eruption were premature, says a leading geophysicist. RÚV reports that a recent publication co-authored by [...]

Glacial Flood Imminent in Skaftá River

A glacial outburst flood is very likely to occur in Skaftá river, Southeast Iceland, in the next three days, Fréttablaðið reports. The Icelandic Met Office will hold a meeting later today to [...]

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