Update; Iceland – Askja #YellowAlert

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** Askja Volcano aviation code raised to yellow **

In response to increased seismicity in the Askja system the Icelandic Met office has raised the  aviation colour code  to yellow meaning  the volcano is ‘exhibiting signs of elevated unrest above known background level.’

Since yesterday, the length of the dyke under Dyngjujökull has increased by 1-1.5 km to the north, which is considerably less than in the last days. The dyke has now reached the fissure system of the Askja volcano and this is believed to be the cause in earthquakes within the Askja system.

Earthquakes during last 48 hours.  at 28 Aug 12:55 GMT

Preliminary results

 

Earthquake mapLegend for the earthquake map

 

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