Three large earthquakes shook Bárðarbunga during the night. The first, of magnitude 3.9, occurred at 2:25 am 4.4 km northeast of the volcano, the second, of magnitude 4.2, at 3:09 am 5.2 km east-southeast of Bárðarbunga and the third, of magnitude 4.5, at 5:00 am 5.3 km northeast of Bárðarbunga...
Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson, who has been at the eruption site at Holuhraun all Sunday along with other scientists, said that about 700 earthquakes had been recorded in the area since midnight.
Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson told RÚV that the lava is getting thicker. He reckoned that the lava flow was 300 to 400 cubic meters (about 10,000 cubic feet) per second. The action is now greater on the northern side of the fissure.
The eruption can currently be viewed on the Bárðarbunga webcam. It show the eruption from a distance and then zooms in.
The fissure eruption which started in Holuhraun, north of Vatnajökull glacier, this morning is producing lava fountains of up to 60 meters (200 feet).
“This eruption is much more powerful than the one on Friday night,” University of Iceland technician Sveinbjörn Steinþórsson, who also saw Friday morning's eruption, said this morning.
The new lava from Friday morning's eruption at Holuhraun has both beautiful and peculiar formations. The lava is still warm and steam continues to rise.