Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Krysuvik
in Iceland

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Krysuvik can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 1000018
Name: Krysuvik
Lat/Lon: 63.883 , -22.083
Event Date: 20 Mar 2021 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 40000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 250000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 20 Mar 2021 10:23 UTC

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Krysuvik report has been published on 17 Mar 2021 10:11.
IMO reported that seismicity in the Reykjanes Peninsula remained elevated with thousands of earthquakes recorded during 10-16 March, in the western part of the Kr?suv?k-Tr?lladyngja volcanic system in the Fagradalsfjall fissure swarm area. About 16,500 earthquakes had been detected over the week. Some of the largest events, M 4.3-5.4 recorded during 10-12 and 14-15 March, were felt as far as Hvanneyri (97 km NNE of Grindavik), Hvolsvollur (110 km ESE of Grindavik), and Saudakrokur (250 NE of Grindavik). A few, short-lived pulses of tremor were also recorded. The magma intrusion continued to move SW along a fault between Keilir and Fagradalsfjall, and was as shallow as 1 km below the surface. GPS, satellite, and seismic data indicated that the intrusion had expanded S to N?tthaga, a valley just E of Borgarfjall and S of Fagradalsfjall, and was 3-5 km long. Ground fracturing was visible in the area above the intrusion. The Aviation Color Code for Kr?suv?k remained at Orange. Source: Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO)
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Latest media headlines

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Ils contemplent le spectacle hypnotisant à quelques mètres seulement de la lave en fusion : en Islande, l’éruption d’un volcan sur les flancs du mont Fagradalsfjall, non loin de la capitale Reykjavik, a attiré le week-end dernier des millie
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Eruzione Vulcano Islanda, le incredibili immagini viste dal drone. VID ... Tue, 23 Mar 2021 23:16:00 +0100.

Ormai da diversi giorni il vulcano Fagradalsfjall ha iniziato a dare spettacolo, dopo oltre 900 anni di quiete. L’eruzione del vulcano islandese è avvenuta all’improvviso lo scorso 19 marzo ( Il vulcano si trova ad appena 40 chilometri da R
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Venez regarder ce drone survoler un volcanTue, 23 Mar 2021 23:07:00 +0100.

Le Fagradalsfjall , un volcan situé en Islande, était en sommeil depuis plusieurs années. Tout a cependant changé cette année. Il est en effet entré en éruption le 19 mars 2021. Un droniste particulièrement talentueux a profité de l’occasio
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Les images spectaculaires du volcan Fagradalsfjall en éruption – 23/03Tue, 23 Mar 2021 22:03:00 +0100.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (31), (1), INGV (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),