Strong sulphur smell from Sólheimajökull glacier (Katla volcano)

Today (21-November-2018) Icelandic Met Office issued a warning about strong sulphur smell from Sólheimajökull glacier and Jökulsá á Sólheimasandi (connected glacier river) that come from Katla volcano. People are advised to stay away from this area because if the sulphur smell. There hasn’t been any connected earthquake activity with this increase in sulphur smell.


Katla volcano is quiet. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office.

There is no earthquake activity and no change has been observed on harmonic tremor plots around Katla volcano at this moment. This is unlikely to change, since earthquake activity has been minimal in 2018.

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4 Responses to Strong sulphur smell from Sólheimajökull glacier (Katla volcano)

  1. i hope nothing happens beacause next to week i will fly to iceland

  2. Z says:

    Readings are still high or rising from this station.

    Also, conductivity in Múlakvisl has been going up and down for a while. Right now being about 172 microsiemens/cm.

  3. Z says:

    Conductivity in Múlakvísl has now settled around 260 μS/cm for.

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