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Glacial Flood No Longer Expected

On Wednesday it was reported that a second glacial outburst flood was commencing in the Skaftá river in South Iceland; however, scientist no longer believe there is any danger of another flood and that signs of another glacial flood were but seismic activity stirred by the small glacial flood of last week.


Skaftá river.

“It is unlikely we’ll see another glacial outburst flood from the eastern Skaftárkatlar Caldera as our reading suggested on Wednesday. We believe we may have been mislead by the seismic activity deriving from underlying geothermal systems,” a scientist told

According to the Icelandic Met Office, latest reading indicate that since yesterday water flow and mud levels in the Skaftá river near Sveinstindur mountain have waned and conduction has not increased.

However, travelers planning to travel in the vicinity of areas where geological activities have been reported are advised to look for updated information on road conditions and weather here.

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