Geophysicists who have been monitoring the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland have announced that floodwaters are receding and tremors are decreasing. This after fears just a few days ago that the country’s most active volcano could erupt soon.
The lake and surrounding glacier had begun melting, with water levels having tripled according to Gunnar Sigurdsson of the Icelandic Meteorological Institute.
Icelandic Meteorological Office scientist Gunnar Gudmundsson said late last week that it is now “less likely that we will get an eruption, at least in the near future.”
The last time Grimsvotn erupted was in November of 2004, causing short-term disruption of air traffic into Iceland. Grimsvotn resides under the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland.
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