Welcome back to RVK Newscast! Valur Grettisson, editor-in-chief of the Reykjavík Grapevine, is back on the Reykjanes peninsula to report on earthquakes and magma movement in the area, as well as the fallout from the recent municipal elections, and more. Read on for information and links.
Elections for local councils took place on Saturday 14th of May, which large gains for centrists The Progressive Party. This resulted in the majority coalition in Reykjavík City Council, which was previously led by the Social Democrats with the Pirate Party, the Reform Party, and the Left-Greens, falling. Preliminary discussions around the forming of a new coalition are beginning to take place. Read more here.
Several major earthquakes of over M3.5 have occurred in the last two weeks in and around the Reykjanes peninsula in south-west Iceland. Scientists have recorded significant magma movement and build-up close to Blue Lagoon and the HS Orka power plant. It’s not clear if this will lead to another eruption in the area at this stage. Read more here.
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