Following an activity that indicates an impending eruption in Reykjanes, which began yesterday afternoon at 14:20 Icelandic time, things are definitely calmer today. That said, the quake continued into the night and morning and a closer look at what is happening below the surface should be revealed later today.
Scientists have been monitoring the area continuously since yesterday afternoon. Measurements showed that magma was on the move during the night but then calmed down considerably. Although later picked up again about five o’clock this morning it was announced a few hours later that this movement had slowed down significantly.
Volcanoes are unpredictable, so these results are not surprising. That said, new satellite images of the area were taken last night and scientists will pour over the data tomorrow. This should give us a clearer picture of what is happening beneath the surface of the area later today.
For those who want to follow the area in real time, Vikufréttir has set up a live stream of Keilir and its surroundings which is built into the bottom of this article (direct link here).
As for other seismic activity, the seismic cycle has continued unabated. According to Icelandic Meteorological Office, there have been 25 earthquakes as of this writing with magnitude 3 or larger since midnight. The largest of them was 4.5 which was registered just before 9:00 this morning.
Source: The Nordic Page