Volcanic action in Icelandseptember 11, 2014
Status of the Holuhraun eruptions
Tuesday 30 September 2014 – 12:00
The eruption which started on 1 September is still going strong, with an entire month of constant lava flow. 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, and is already one of Iceland‘s largest lava flows for the last 150 years. The lava is believed to cover 46 km2 and is over 600 million m3 in volume. 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 has already reached close to 30 metres. No alert is in place for any other areas in Iceland but the situation is closely monitored.
For a live webcam coverage of the eruption, check the following link: http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga-2/
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