It still keeps in mind the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjöl in 2010, including the massive ash cloud had blocked the aircraft on the ground and eight million passengers in the airports.
After the health crisis, and while the borders are just starting to reopen, a new episode of this type would be a hard blow for the aviation sector. The Institute icelandic meteorological (IMO), however, considers that the risks are lower than in 2010, although they registered more than 3000 seismic events in three days.
Three earthquakes of a magnitude greater than 5 have also been identified on the north coast of the island, and wounded nor major damage. The epicenter of this disturbing seismic activity is located offshore of a village north of 1200 souls, Siglufjördur.
The Grimsvötn under surveillance
In the south of Iceland, the volcano Grimsvötn could wake up, provide the scientific IMO. High levels of sulphur dioxide have in effect to predict the magma at shallow depth.
The last eruption of this volcano subglaciaire date of 2011, and if the consequences were not comparable with those of the ash cloud from the Eyjafjöl, it had even resulted in the cancellation of over 900 flights.
Iceland is located on the fracture zone Tjörnes, a fault geologically active. The seismic activity is regular, but its intensity and current concerned meteorologists.