A town meeting will take place in Grindavík at 16.00 today where local residents can find out everything they need to know about the uncertainty alert. English and Polish translation of important information will be provided after the meeting and questions answered. Translations will not be steamed online, however the grindavik.is website will be updated with news in Engilsh and Polish later this evening.
Unusual land uplift in Reykjanes peninsula
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, in association with the District Commissioner in Sudurnes in Iceland, has declared an uncertainty phase due to observed unusual land uplift located in the south-west part of the Reykjanes peninsula. The Icelandic Meteorological Office has furthermore changed the aviation colour code to yellow.
The suspected cause of the uplift is an inflow of magma in the crust. At the same time a swarm of earthquakes in the region has taken place, but such earthquake swarms are not uncommon in the region.
The Civil Protection Authorities and stakeholders are closely coordinating and monitoring the situation but at this stage the situation does not yet warrant the activation of the National Crisis and Coordination Centre.
Community meeting will be held in the municipality of Grindavík tomorrow, Monday January 27th at 16:00 hrs local time at the local sports hall. At the meeting the civil protection authorities and scientists will give an update of the situation.
Uncertainty phase is characterized by an indication of event that could pose a health- or security threat to people, communities or the environment.
For further information follow the Civil Protection updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almannavarnir.