Latest news on Iceland volcano: ‘Biggest bulldozer’ builds wall against Fagradalsfjall eruption
Icelandic Met Office has recorded 600 earthquakes since midnight today, with half of the chasm-riddled Grindavik suffering power outages.
The Icelandic Met Office has recorded 600 earthquakes since midnight today, warning that the ‘probability of an eruption is still considered high’
Grindavik, home to some 3,000 people, has sunk three feet into the ground and the east side of the town has suffered a complete blackout.
One of Iceland’s biggest bulldozers has been wrangled to help build a series of walls several kilometres long around infrastructure to protect it from lava flow.
While official advice states it is still safe for tourists to travel to Iceland, aviation warnings and a Civil Protection Alert remain in place.
Scientists have been on edge since late October after seismographs first started rumbling, hinting that the eruption-prone Reykjanes volcanic system could burst at any moment.
Some 22 days since, the eruption – which will likely last for weeks or even months, experts told Metro.co.uk – has yet to happen.