Still nothing happening in Iceland although given all the activity an eruption on the peninsula seems highly likely at some point, whether from this magma intrusion or one further down the line.
Ground uplift under the Svartsengi powerplant is still ongoing, which leads to a greater chance of the pressure building up to levels that trigger an eruption particularly as there's (presumably) a conduit of lower resistance there now following the first magma run and dyke formation. There's also the low chance of Grimsvotn erupting given the uptick in activity there although that's a low chance from what I've read (probably a good thing as most of that volcano's eruptions are explosive due to where it's situated).
All in all interesting from where I'm sitting but rather more concerning for those affected. It's also a shame to see people are cancelling trips to Iceland due to the current unrest. In terms of the peninsula, unless something erupts around the coast I don't think the chances of an ash rich eruption are high and I'd have thought there's plenty more interesting things to do in Iceland beyond sitting in the Blue Lagoon!
Edit: If anyone is checking the Iceland stuff out and hasn't seen it:-https://vafri.is/quake/#close
Is a really useful website - shows earthquakes and if you use the 'kort' dropdown and 'gps maelar' you can see the GPS stations and click on them to check out movement and uplift. Svartsengi being the one closest to the magma intrusion. (Shows as a little red square, easier to click on them if you zoom right in).
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08 January 2024 10:39:10
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