Magma in Iceland is record close to the surface. Inhabitants have a “suffocated breath”

Magma in Iceland is record close to the surface. Inhabitants have a “suffocated breath”
Magma in Iceland is record close to the surface. Inhabitants have a “suffocated breath”

Icelandský meteorologický úrad has announced that people will have to wait in the next few days “wait with bated breath”to see how the situation is.

“Even though we know there is already magma on the surface, even though our data and models show it, the probability of an eruption is imminent and in the next few days we have to wait with bated breath to see what it will cost,” said IMO Head of Department Kristín Jónsdóttir.

Another expert stated that the decrease in seismic activity for the last 24 hours could be a sign that the magma had already reached a very high level in the earth’s crust, but added that the current scenario does not differ from the scenario observed during the previous eruption in 2021.

There was magmatic gas in Svartsenga, which signals the imminent eruption of the Fagradalsfjall volcano in the next few days, with the town of Grindavík most at risk. “Hagafell is considered the main site of the eruption,” told. Many experts are now worried that the eruption is already a question whenno what.

Cesty in Grindavík sa lámu

Since the roads in Grindavik are becoming more and more open to lava, Icelandic authorities ordered the construction of a defensive wall around the Svartsengi power plant to protect them from lava flows in the event of a nearby volcanic eruption. The exhibition started on November 14 with the aim of creating a base for the protection of the electric power plant.

The soil around the Svartsengi power plant, which is located about 4 km from the town of Grindavik, is rising much faster than before the earthquakes, volcanologist Þorvald Þórðarson said. This area is now growing much faster because the magma is creating space and thus raising the earth’s surface.


Tok magma in this chamber, which is located at a depth of 4.5 km, is 8 to 10 times higher than what was discussed before November 10,” told the Island Monitor. “Then it was 5 to 7 cubic meters per second, but now it’s about 50 cubic meters per second,” added.

Residents know that they will be passing through their homes for months

Úrady varovali, že vysídlení láhod sa nemusia vrútrať dom célé mesenia. The IMO stated that the likely site of the eruption is near the town of Grindavik, which was evacuated due to a series of earthquakes that shook residents and their homes.

The extent of the damage to the home is not yet known, because the magmatic tunnel continues to cause problems in this Icelandic city.

No country is better prepared to deal with an eruption than Iceland

No other country is better prepared for volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters than Iceland, Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdóttirová said.

“We have long-term experience with managing volcanic eruptions,” emphasized. “We know that it is already necessary to build defense mechanisms, for example, when you have such great uncertainty about where an eruption could occur. Our main priority is to really welcome the evacuees, to ensure that they have adequate wages and to find suitable housing for the next few weeks or months. He submitted to the Parliament a bill guaranteeing payments for the next three months. But we work as fast as we can to ensure that they have adequate housing.”

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