The Department of Civil and Emergency Management in Iceland have issued a new status for Öræfajökull volcano saying that it shows clear signs of unrest. They added that the volcano is in typical preparation stage before an eruption.
For more than 250 years Öræfajökull has been lying dormant. The volcano is covered with an ice cap which forms the southernmost part of Vatnajökull glacier. The cauldron formed last winter in the ice cap of the volcano’s crater.
The mountain stands at 2,110 m (6,921 ft) above sea-level.
If it does erupt – it has the potential to cause significant impact to aviation across the Atlantic. We all still remember Eyjafjallajökull !
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