Icelandic Volcanic Unrest – how we’re helping and what it means for New Zealand
Volcanic unrest is still occurring beneath the Reykjanes-Svartsengi volcanic system in Iceland.
On 27 October 2023 magma started accumulating beneath the Reykjanes-Svartsengi volcanic system in Iceland. Located just 3.5 km north of the town of Grindavík with a population of 4000 people.
Sigrún Hreinsdóttir, GNS Science Geodetic Scientist is working with the Icelandic Meteorological Office and University of Iceland.
As well as our team supporting the response, read on as we explain if this type of volcanic unrest could happen in New Zealand, and how we can prepare for them.