Yesterday the District Commissioner in Húsavík decided to clear the area close to the volcanic eruption site in Holuhraun and to close road F910 leading to the site. This was done in light of unexplained increased seismic tremor in the area. The tremor decreased late last night and has not been measured since.
The District Commissioner in Húsavík, in cooperation with the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, Department of the Civil Protection, has decided to lift the restrictions on traffic in the area for scientists and journalist with special permissions. They will now be able to return to the eruption site. This decision is made with conditions that it may be necessary to restrict access to the area if the situation changes. As before, all access to the area is limited to media and scientists with special permission.