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Holuhraun webcam 23 Sept 1

Eruption May Last a Week, or Even a Month

It is clear that the future of the Holuhraun eruption remains a big question mark. “The eruption may continue for a week or even a month. To predict what happens next we have to investigate GPS measurements to see if the pressure below has been reduced. If not, the eruption can just go on and on,”...
Holuhraun Sept 1 Jardv

From Surveillance Flight over Eruption

TF-SIF , the Icelandic Coast Guard's aircraft, was used for a surveillance flight over the Holuhraun eruption site this afternoon, 1:45-4:30 pm. Conditions were somewhat cloudy, but visibility was fair in low flight and radar images were retrieved at higher altitudes. The fissure is 1.5 km long...
Holuhraun Sept 1 Jardv

Intensity of Eruption Unclear

Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson went with other scientists to the eruption fissure this afternoon. He says it is difficult to assess the size of the eruption. The lava fountains have now reached a height of 30 to 50 meters (100 to 160 feet) again. The fissure is on fire from end to end.

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