Seismic activity moving north of Dyngjujökull
August 24, 2014
Kristín Jónsdóttir at the IMO says that the seismic activity has increasingly been moving north of Dyngjujökull. The greatest activity is now some 4 kilometers north of the glacier. This indicates that a possible eruption would not be sub-glacial. This would greatly reduce the risk of a jökulhlaup north of Vatnajökull, as well as probably spewing less ash into the atmosphere. That would greatly reduce the risk of ash fallout in the area around an eruption. It would also mean a smaller risk of ash interfering with flights around the area. Trek Iceland is operating all treks as normal, we will keep a close eye on the activity and keep you informed if anything changes.