Litli Hrutur, the new Icelandic eruption
Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
Since 2021, volcanologists have been closely monitoring seismic activity south of Reykjavik. After the eruption of 2021, followed by that of 2022, concern grows with each period of earthquakes. In 2023, the seismic swarm started all at once and a fracture opened up on July 10 to the north of the two previous eruptions. A large quantity of magma was detected. At the height of the tourist season, the authorities are trying to manage the flow of visitors, who are often ill-equipped to enter the area.