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Glacial Flood Peaks, No Sign of Eruption

The water level in Gígja river has been rising. Early this morning, the level was at 4.8 meters and the flow was 1,650 cubic meters last night. This compares with 3.8 meters and 630 cubic meters yesterday morning.

The Grímsvötn eruption in 2004. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland review

According to, Gunnar Sigurdsson from the Icelandic Meteorological Office said last night that the river had risen to its maximum level at the bridge over the river.

Yesterday he went to the source of the river up at the glacier and said that it looked much different than the previous day. Many lagoons and ponds had formed by the end of the glacier in a 24 hours time period.

Sigurdsson said that some of the water from Grímsvötn volcano had flowed into the Súla River. However, the flow in Súla is very limited.

No earthquake activity has been recorded in Grímsvötn in the last 24 hours.

Click here to read more about the flooding and potential eruption.

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