TAG Institute of Earth Sciences

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The access controlled area north of Vatnajökull glacier has been redefined

The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and Police Districts Commissioners in North East, East and Southern Iceland have decided (with reference to law on civil protection nr. 82/2008, article 23) to change the scope of the access controlled area north of Vatnajökull glacier. The decision is taken in close collaboration with the Icelandic Meteorological…

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Overview of the seismic activity in Bardarbunga and the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun

The Scientific Advisory Board met on Friday 30th of January 2015 and wrote this overview of the seismic activity in Bardarbunga and the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun. The document can be accessed here, with images and graphs, on pdf format. A powerful volcanic eruption is still on going in Holuhraun with a flow of lava…

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Holuhraun in the first weeks of the new year

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues into the new year, 2015, with similar intensity as it did in the last few weeks of the old year. Lava is still flowing in tens of qubic meters per second from the crader, building a constantly growing lava field in the sandy area north of Vatnajokull glacier. The…

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The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun has lasted for 100 days

The Scientific Advisory Board of the Icelandic Civil Protection met yesterday, 8. December, as it does regularly three days a week. The scenarios, for the most likely development of the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun and the subsidence of Bardarbunga caldera, were reviewed at the meeting. As all devoted readers of our notes (published here) know,…