The energy of the geothermal areas in Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull now measures several hundred megawatts and the melting of glacial ice is estimated at approximately 2 cubic meters per second.
Daniel Haußmann has made a video showing the ongoing eruption in Holuhraun. Shot from the ground and from a helicopter, the video gives an impression of the forces of nature in the volcano.
In the past 24 hours the seismicity activity recorded in and around Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier was slightly more intense than the 24 hours prior. More than 100 earthquakes were detected in the period, all below magnitude 5.0.
The concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas from the eruption in Holuhraun exceeded 5,000 mµ/m3 in Sauðárkrókur, Northwest Iceland, this morning. The Civil Protection Department advised inhabitants to stay inside, close the windows and turn up the heating.
Seismicity continues in Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit shortly before 2:30 last night and the strongest earthquake recorded there yesterday was magnitude 5.1. Geothermal heat continues to increase in Bárðarbunga.
Pollution detectors show that air quality was good in South Iceland during the night with sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels not exceeding 5 mµ/m3. Today, the Icelandic Met Office expects light variable winds with gas pollution remaining mostly around the eruption site in Holuhraun.
Here we present for the first time Elisabetta Rosso’s video Roundtrip to Hell , produced in cooperation with Iceland Review, about our latest trip to the Holuhraun eruption site.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun was carried across popular tourist destination Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in South Iceland yesterday where levels reached 3,000 mµ/m3. Tourists have raised concern and not known how to respond.
Tomorrow night, Tuesday October 28, at 19:30 the video Roundtrip to Hell, documenting our latest trip to Holuhraun, by Italian photographer Elisabetta Rosso made in cooperation with Iceland Review will be shown on icelandreview.com for the very first time.