The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues to be strong, although its productivity has decreased from mid-September. The activity is similar to what it has been in the last two weeks but the lava flow is more fluctuating.
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These thermal images (FLIR) of the craters in Holuhraun, seen from the west, by the Institute of Earth Sciences field group, show the development of the eruption. A new video shows the molten lava bubbling in the crater and the expanse of the new lava field.