Continued earthquakes have been reported in Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier over the holidays. Since 12 noon yesterday, three earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 and larger have been detected in the volcano, which feeds the eruption in Holuhraun.
The University of Iceland Institute of Earth Sciences will not send scientists to the eruption site at Holuhraun until January and the Icelandic Met Office’s scientists have not been able to get to the site recently because of impassable roads. The same applies to media personnel.
Scientists at the University of Iceland’s Earth Sciences Institute were feeling merry this week and in anticipation for the upcoming holidays posted the above image with a Christmas greeting on their Facebook page.
A new thermal image of the Holuhraun eruption site, shot from the air, reveals a glowing underground lava river. The river originates in the crater, flows under solidified lava to the northeast and extends 14 km (8 miles) to the edge of the new lava field.
Scientists say there is a slight and ongoing decrease in volcanic and seismic activity at the site of the Holuhraun volcanic eruption in Iceland, which has been going on for over three months.
Photographer Ragnar Axelsson (aka RAX) made this third flight over the Holuhraun eruption on Monday.
Pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun has resulted in acid snow which has been accumulating in the highlands. Scientists are concerned that the acid levels in rivers and lakes may rise sharply when the snow melts in the spring.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun in Höfn, Southeast Iceland, has reached 1,340 mµ/m3 this morning. The pollution is expected to move to North and Northeast Iceland this afternoon.
If the Holuhraun volcanic eruption continues as it has done, then both the sinking of Bárðarbunga and the eruption itself can be expected to continue for at least several more months.
Over the last day there have been four earthquakes of equal strength measured in the area around the Holuhraun volcanic eruption.
The Scientific Advisory Board has reviewed data about the development of events in Bárðarbunga volcano and the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun from the beginning of the unrest until present day. The new lava field is the largest in Iceland since the Laki eruption (1783-1784) and probably the...
There have been insubstantial changes to the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun over the last two weeks. Seismic activity in Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier continues to be strong. The biggest earthquake since noon on Friday was of magnitude 4.5.
The subsidence of the Bárðarbunga caldera measures 50 meters (164 feet) since the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun began in late August. The lava erupting in Holuhraun originates in the Bárðarbunga magma chamber under Vatnajökull glacier.
A considerably large earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred at Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier at 6:14 this morning. Its epicenter was 5.7 km northeast of the volcano and at a depth of 6.9 km.
A lava fall has formed in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands. A branch of the lava river flowing from the crater has reached the edge of the new lava field in the north and cascades like a red-hot waterfall over the edge and down to the sand plains below.
Iceland Review editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson flew over the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun, the northeastern highlands yesterday. It was Páll’s fifth trip to the eruption site. He observed a red hot river of lava flowing through blackened lava fields.
A total of 63 earthquakes above magnitude 5.0 have occurred in and around Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier between August 16 and November 25. Lately, the frequency of such big earthquakes has declined; last week there were five days between them.
Icelandic journalist and pilot Ómar Ragnarsson along with filmmaker Friðþjófur Helgason made the following video of the Holuhraun eruption during a recent evening flyover.