Live from Grindavík, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

It’s relatively quiet, town has been evacuated, now everyone waits.

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Started streaming on Nov 8, 2023

Multiview of the evolving situation in Reykjanes. The town of Grindavík has been evacuated after magma intrusion was identified possibly reaching under it.

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LIVEBLOG: Reykjanes Peninsula and Grindavík

  • Kristín Jónsdóttir of the Icelandic Meteorological Office, believes that the most likely scenario is that an eruption will begin in the next few days.
  • RÚV’s cameras on the Reykjanes Peninsula now offer three different views of the area.
  • Magmatic gas was measured from a borehole in Svartsengi yesterday. The end of the borehole extends close to the place in the Earth’s crust where the magma intrusion is thought to be. The gas is considered as confirmation that magma is present north of Hagafell, as models have indicated.
  • Electricity returned to the eastern part of Grindavík yesterday afternoon after repairs.
  • The Minister of Social Affairs presents a bill on support for Grindavik residents at a cabinet meeting today.
  • Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir says that bill should guarantee Grindavík residents wages for the next three months.
  • There is still a high probability of an eruption. It is not certain when and where it may happen.
  • The Met Office continues to monitor the situation closely.

In the end nature is in control, it would do us good if more people grasped that underlying reality.

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Nov 22, 2023, sort of an update (not much “news” to report yet), with some interesting background info and imagery.

Dr AstroGeoTech (Hertfords

Here’s one from three hours ago, tick, tick tick, . . .
Explains a bit about the geology at work, remember this is literally part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, one side moving towards North America, the other side towards Europe.

Grindavik: New Sinkholes Discovered, Iceland Fagradalsfjall Litli-Hrútur Volcano Eruption Earthquake

Dr AstroGeoTech (Hertfordshire Allotment Life)