After days of a powerful eruption, lava is now melting the thick ice on the glacier to the north. Geologist Magnús Tumi Gudmundsson who was onboard a plane over the eruption this afternoon said that vapor is coming up where the ice is melting according to mbl.is. He said the flow was towards Gígjökull.
The ice over the craters is approximately 150 meters thick. According to Gudmundsson the volcano is now much weaker than before and is now comparable to the Fimmvörduháls eruption which started on March 20 and stopped the day before the Eyjafjallajökull eruption began.