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Holuhraun Hordur Finnbogason

Eruption: Three Scenarios Most Likely

Specialists at the Iceland Met office and the University of Iceland this afternoon met to discuss the short lived eruption and what might possibly follow. At this moment it is unclear how the situation will develop. However, three scenarios are considered most likely:
Cracks in Dyngjujökull by Holuhraun

Civil Protection Level Downgraded to Alert Phase

The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has decided to move the civil protection level from emergency phase back to alert phase for the eruption north of Vatnajökull glacier, which began at midnight and ended at around 04:00.
Holuhraun eruption as seen on a thermal image

Volcanic Fissure 900 Meters Long

According to the Icelandic Coast Guard, which flew over the eruption site in Holuhraun lava field this morning, the fissure measures 900 meters in length and is 5 km from Dyngjujökull, Vatnajökull outlet glacier.

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