Volcanic action in Icelandseptember 11, 2014
Status of the Holuhraun eruptions
Thursday 11 September 2014 – 12:00
In short: The eruption which started on 1 September is still going strong. The eruptive rift is in the Holuhraun lava field, in a remote and unpopulated area, north of the glacier Vatnajökull. The location of the eruption is actually in the best possible area. The lava flow has been substantial in the original fissure but less in the new one. The lava is believed to cover over 19 km2 and is over 100 million m3 in volume. This lava flow has already earned the title of being the largest in Iceland since mid 19th century. The lava flow has not caused any threat to habitation or lives. The eruption produces no ash clouds, which is thanks to the fact that this eruption is not a sub-glacial one. Aviation alert level remains at level orange in the neighborhood of the volcano. Scientists have noted a substantial subsidence in the caldera of Bárðarbunga volcano. This subsidence is believed to increase the likelyhood of a
For a live webcam coverage of the eruption, check the following link: http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga-2/
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