Latest Eruption Bigger, Further North than Friday's

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Latest Eruption Bigger, Further North than Friday's

A webcam image of the eruption, taken between 5:00-6:00 am Sunday morning.Photo: livefromiceland.is.

An eruption began in Holuhraun, north of Vatnajökull glacier, at around 4:00 am this morning. The eruption is bigger than the small August 29 eruption but is located in the same area. The eruption fissure is around 1.5 kilometers long (1 mile), but goes further north, RÚV reports.

Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson, who was around 2 km from the eruption site, told RÚV that the eruption is also more powerful than the one on Friday morning.

Earthquake activity is currently low but the weather in the eruption area is quite bad and it is difficult to see the eruption activity on the webcams.

The aviation color code over Bárðarbunga is red.

For a video of the eruption site, visit our Facebook page. 

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