The Icelandic Meteorological Office announced on Monday that more than 700 earthquakes were recorded in the region that day. On Tuesday, that number dropped significantly, with authorities saying 165 earthquakes had been detected since midnight. The agency added, however, that the drop could be due to bad weather across the country, which can hamper the ability of seismic instruments to detect even the smallest tremors.
“Given the weather forecast for the next two days, which indicates significant precipitation and winds, the sensitivity of earthquake detection and real-time GPS monitoring by IMO can be expected to be affected,” the agency said in a statement.
So far, operations at Keflavik Airport have not been disrupted, but the country’s Civil Protection Agency said the possibility of air traffic disruptions following an eruption “cannot be entirely ruled out.” .
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