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Askja’s Deformation Data Indicates Persistent Inflation and Uplift in Nearby Caldera

The status of Askja volcano remains consistent, according to the latest updates from the Icelandic Met Office (IMO). During the recent long-term monitoring meeting at the IMO today, attention was directed towards three volcanic systems in Iceland. The eruption in Litli-Hrútur on Reykjanes, in proximity to both the Capital Reykjavík and the largest International Airport in Iceland at Keflavík, has officially concluded. Meanwhile, there has been an uplift within the Torfajökull volcanic system.

As of August 16, 2023, the most recent deformation data from Askja indicates a continued inflation, with the inferred magma source’s depth and location unchanged since September 2021. Current geodetic observations do not suggest any shallowing of the magma.

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