The Icelandic volcano has experienced 180 earthquakes within a period of 48 hours, with the Met Office alerting that the unrest is not yet resolved.

The Icelandic volcano has experienced 180 earthquakes within a period of 48 hours, with the Met Office alerting that the unrest is not yet resolved.

Large fissures are forming on the streets of a town in Iceland that is in danger of a potential volcanic eruption.

The Icelandic Met Office has reported that over the past 48 hours, Iceland has experienced a total of 180 earthquakes in various locations, including those in close proximity and those further away from the town of Grindavik.

The intensity of the seismic activity varied between 0.7 and 2.4, with the most powerful earthquake occurring on Monday morning.

The Met Office of the country has stated that although seismic activity is decreasing, the “unrest phase” is still ongoing.

The activity that started on October 25th with a notable series of earthquakes and reached its peak on November 10th with the creation of a 15 km long molten rock intrusion is ongoing.

“It can be confirmed that a new phase has begun, in which a similar series of events may occur again in the future.”

Two weeks ago, the town of Grindavik was forced to evacuate due to earthquakes caused by magma, which created large cracks in the streets.

Unfortunately, a volcanic eruption in Indonesia has resulted in the death of 11 hikers. On Sunday, the Marapi volcano, which stands at 2,891 meters in West Sumatra province, erupted and released ash up to 3km in the air. This ash then fell onto nearby villages as volcanic debris.


The businesses permitted to function in Grindavik are divided into two groups due to limited public access to the town.

The police chief has prolonged the operating hours for businesses in Grindavík.

Businesses can commence operations at 7 in the morning and continue working until 9 in the evening.

Residents are permitted to enter the town at 7am, but are required to leave by 5pm.

The town of Grindavík is currently closed to public traffic, however, it will still be accessible through the routes of Suðurstrandarveg and Nesveg.

Vehicles will be logged entering and exiting the vicinity, but individuals will not be monitored. Emergency response teams will be on standby throughout the city.

Barney Davis5 December 2023 09:34

There are still 200 families in Grindavik who require housing.

According to Karl Pétur Jónsson, the spokesperson for the Executive Office, approximately 200 families still require housing.

The organization promoted open rental options for apartments and private homes for families and individuals from Grindvís, with a minimum lease period of three months.

According to Hulda Ragnheiður Árnadóttir, the CEO of Iceland’s Natural Disaster Insurance, there is a clear gap in the current system. This is because the existing fund is specifically designated for properties located in flood-prone areas.

Hulda states that we have never before had to free individuals from residing in residences located in hazardous regions that are not at risk for flooding.

Alexander Butler5 December 2023 07:57

The basketball court in Grindavik was not damaged.

The mayor stated that the newly built sports center in Grindavík has managed to withstand the recent earthquakes in the town quite impressively.

A massive fissure runs below the recently built court and gymnasium, home to the Grindavik Basketball team.

According to Fannar Jónasson, the mayor of Grindavík, the sports hall appears to be undamaged upon visual examination.

The fissure runs beneath a corner of the recently constructed gym. Its construction has prevented any apparent harm. This also applies to other athletic venues in the area.

Fannar explains that the design accounted for potential house movement and sliding, and it has been successful.

Smoke billows from Grindavik crater as rescue underway for fear of volcano eruption
Barney Davis5 December 2023 06:17

The professor is uncertain about the likelihood of the massive earthquakes occurring on November 10 happening again.

According to Þorvaldur Þórðarson, a volcanology professor at the University of Iceland, an eruption may occur if the land on the Reykjanes Peninsula continues to shift at its current pace.

“According to Þorvaldur, there is a possibility that this could result in an eruption or magma intrusion at a deeper level, potentially causing earthquakes. However, he believes it is unlikely for it to occur directly beneath Grindavík.”

However, he expressed skepticism about the likelihood of the same sequence of events occurring again on November 10.

Barney Davis5 December 2023 03:17

Scientists are measuring cracks caused by the earthquakes in Grindavik.

Researchers have captured additional images of the fissures in the ground near Grindavik.

The area of Grindavík is currently not accessible to the public.

Barney Davis4 December 2023 23:17

How should you spend your time in Grindavík? Is the top selfie spot in Iceland a recent discovery?

Iceland offers a plethora of tourist attractions, from the breathtaking Northern Lights to the mesmerizing Blue Lagoon waters.

As concerns about a potential volcanic eruption lessen, the town is considering the most effective way to rebuild after roads were destroyed and citizens evacuated for their safety.

The damage caused by the chaos extends from a Lutheran church and nursery to a children’s playground and beneath the luxurious new stadium of the renowned Grindavík basketball team, just as the season is about to begin.

Barney Davis4 December 2023 17:39

The most significant volcanic outbursts within the past decade have left an Icelandic town on the brink of destruction.

As Iceland anxiously anticipates a potential volcanic eruption, let’s examine some of the largest volcanic eruptions that have occurred in the past ten years.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain4 December 2023 15:47

After the deadly eruption that claimed the lives of eleven hikers, Mount Marapi in Indonesia is now releasing dense clouds of ash.

On December 3, Indonesia’s Mount Marapi erupted and caused the death of 11 hikers while 12 others remain missing. This event resulted in thick ash being released into the sky and covering nearby towns, causing climbers to be stranded and injured. The bodies of 11 climbers were recovered, with three found alive and at least 12 still unaccounted for. As a safety precaution, people have been prohibited from engaging in any activities within 3 kilometers of the crater. Marapi is among the 127 currently active volcanoes located in the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” in which Indonesia is situated.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain4 December 2023 14:44

“The eruption of a volcano in Indonesia resulted in the release of ash that reached a height of 3km into the sky.”

On Sunday, a volcano in Indonesia that stands at 2,891 metres tall erupted, sending ash up to 3km into the air.

One of the most active volcanoes on Sumatra island is Marapi, which had its deadliest eruption in April 1979 resulting in the death of 60 people. In the current year, it erupted between January and February and ejected ash up to a distance of 75-1,000 metres from the summit.

The authorities increased the warning to the second-highest level and banned residents from approaching the crater within a 3 km radius.

The video captured a vast cloud of volcanic ash extending throughout the sky, with cars and roads coated in the ash.

The search was briefly stopped on Monday morning due to a minor eruption. The eruption released volcanic ash reaching a height of approximately 800 meters.

<p>The Marapi Volcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia</p>

is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

One of the world’s most active volcanoes is the Marapi Volcano located in West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Alexander Butler4 December 2023 13:28

11 mountaineers discovered deceased in Indonesia following volcanic eruption.

According to a rescue official, eleven climbers were discovered deceased in Indonesia on Monday following an eruption from the Marapi volcano in West Sumatra. Additionally, twelve individuals remain unaccounted for. The search efforts, which were briefly paused due to safety concerns, have now resumed.

On Monday, three individuals who were among the 75 in the area during Sunday’s eruption were discovered alive, while the rest of the group, consisting of 11 climbers, were found deceased. According to Jodi Haryawan, a representative for the search and rescue team, all of those involved were local climbers.

“We have been actively searching for the 12 climbers who are still missing, and will continue to do so until this evening. We have not yet determined when we will end the operation,” Jodi stated during a phone conversation. She also mentioned that efforts to evacuate the three survivors and retrieve the bodies of the climbers will continue.

Earlier on Monday, Jodi stated that 49 climbers were rescued and undergoing treatment for burns.

Jodi mentioned that it was challenging to remove a deceased individual from the volcano, a process that typically took four to six hours.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain4 December 2023 12:29