Two Iceland volcanoes now acting up
Jón Frímann is now expecting that two Icelandic volcanoes will erupt in a short time; both Bárðarbunga and Askja.
The alert level for Askja, right next door to Bárðarbunga, has been elevated to code Yellow.
More than 1300 earthquakes hammered the north end of the dyke swarm yesterday, says Jón, and the water level in Grímsvötn (Grímsfjall volcano) lake has risen close to 50 feet (15 m) in the past few days.
“The situation is extremely dynamic and is going to change fast in next 24 to 48 hours,” says Jón. “I am now close to 80% sure that an eruption is going to take place in both Askja volcano and Bárðarbunga volcano, since minor eruptions have been taking place under the glacier already.
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“Both of these have histories of sizeable eruptions,” says Tom. “And remember, Katla has been flirting with serious unrest for quite some time. If you draw the line backwards that this “dyke” has been growing along, you will find Katla.”