Eruption: Craters Might Form by Tomorrow

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Eruption: Craters Might Form by Tomorrow

Holuhraun eruption, 6:30 am, August 31

Holuhraun this morning. Photo: Ármann Höskuldsson/University of Iceland.

Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson, who has been at the eruption site at Holuhraun all Sunday along with other scientists, talked to mbl.is. He said that about 700 earthquakes had been recorded in the area since midnight.

He said that the lava has been building up and is moving at a rate of tens of meters per second. He added that although the eruption is now in a fissure, about 1.5 to 2.0-km (4,900 to 6,700-feet) long, tomorrow morning one or two craters might have formed.

At the moment the eruption is very active. You can see it here or here.

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