e-GEOS experts are monitoring the impact of Bardarbunga Volcano through the changes analysis derived from specialized thematic mapping, generated by COSMO-SkyMed images.
The earthquake swarm began on Saturday August 16 and rocked the region with more than 1,000 temblors that first weekend.
Also, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been activated on September, 2nd by the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, Civil Protection Department.
Reference and delineation maps on Askja in south of Iceland (north of Vatnajökull), assessing the delineation of magma and sediments of volcanic flows have been produced.
In addition Refernence maps on Husavik area in north of Iceland have been delivered to the user to keep the situation monitored in case of floods deriving from ice melting.
e-GEOS is the Service Provider of the Emergency Management Service - Rush Mode funded by European Commission as part of Copernicus Programme.
e-GEOS operates as the producer of the maps, leading an international team that includes GAF (Germany), ITHACA (Italy) and SIRS (France)
With a 4.7 magnitude earthquake hitting 2.5 miles southeast of Bárðarbunga early on August 22, the activity seems to be escalating. It’s the biggest earthquake to have hit in the area since the current seismic activity began. The eruption of Bardarbunga Volcano occurred on 5 September, causing magma to rise through cracks in the ground in a depression called a rift valley.
The Volcanic activity around Bardabunga recently caused Iceland to raise an aviation alert.
In 2010 an Icelandic volcano caused weeks of disruption to flights to and from Europe.
On the 1st of September 2014 a new volcanic eruption in south east Iceland fountained lava nearly 60 m into the air. Lava is spewing from the same crack as a small eruption that occurred on the 29th of August. The image shows the delineation of affected areas by the magma flow with sediments of volcanic flows (green feature in the south of Viti lake).