There have been five earthquakes in the Reykjanes area of magnitude 3.0 or larger, at the time of writing, since midnight last night, according to data from the Icelandic Meteorological Office, but thousands of smaller earthquakes have been detected in the area.
New satellite images have shown that it has been there has been no significant magmatic activity in the area. Said Bjarki Kaldalón Friis, a specialist in natural disasters at the Icelandic Meteorological Office Indicator that the review of data has led experts to the conclusion that “There is no impending eruption but we can not rule out anything. There is no indication of that now, not as it was yesterday when we got these signs of instability but it continues to be very seismic. I do not think it will slow down, at least not at night. The most important thing is to see how the earthquakes develop. “
The satellite images that were examined showed that the magma is still there and that it has not been growing but has been moving, albeit at a slower speed. The activity of the earthquakes is also moving slowly to the southwest.
Researchers at the University of Iceland have also made a new assessment conditions, and have now mapped four possible locations where magma could erupt and lava could flow.
Scientists believe that volcanic eruptions are unlikely to occur in all four places at the same time. They also emphasized that this map only indicated possibilities; the darker the color used, the greater the possibility.
As things stand now, earthquakes in Reykjanes are still quite active and ongoing. However, all data suggest that a possible eruption is not expected to occur in the next few hours, but the possibility of an eruption is still not ruled out.
Source: The Nordic Page