In Iceland, yellow alert for Öræfajökull volcano

Iceland, the activity of the Öræfajökull volcano increases.

After the last eruption in the 1727, the volcano Öræfajökull in Iceland in the last months have highlighted an intensification of the seismic activity.

Seismic activity that has calmed down in the last few days, but at the same time in the last week it is formed a caldera of about 1 km.

To raise the alarm in the last few days have been the segnalations di smells of sulfur from the river Kvíá.

FIG. 1 On the left the photo of the vulcan now, while the one on the right was taken on 1 November. Photo: Icelandic Met Office.

The caldera have a diameter about 1 kilometer and the depth estimated is about 15-25 meters. The Icelandic meteorological office has increased the surveillance of the area, the alert remains yellow. However, there is currently no sign of an imminent eruption, the last eruption is been in the agoust 1712 and in the 1362.

Öræfajökull is the biggest and the highest volcano active of the 130 volcanos of the Iceland.

FIG. 2
Photo / Ágúst J. Magnússon



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