Photographer Bernard Meric has been at the eruption site and the areas where the lava is flowing into the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum over the last few days and took the following images.
The Department of Civil Protection has advised all people in the village of Kópasker, Northeast Iceland, and surrounding areas to stay indoors, close the windows and turn up the radiators due to high levels of sulfur dioxide pollution from the eruption.
The largest earthquakes at Bárðarbunga last night measured magnitude 3.6 at 12:11 am, magnitude 3.7 at 12:14 am and magnitude 3.8 at 2:27 am. There have been no major changes in seismic activity, according to the latest update on the website of the Icelandic Met Office.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun spread to Northeast Iceland yesterday.
The eruption seems to be concentrated at the middle crater on the fissure at Holuhraun, but the ice on Bárðarbunga crater is still lowering, indicating that some changes are occurring.
New land is forming in Holuhraun and its vicinity. The biggest craters are rising higher up from the ground and a new lagoon and a waterfall could form when the lagoon builds a dam in Jökulsá glacial river.
One resident in Reyðarfjörður, East Iceland, described the sulfur dioxide pollution level as like standing behind a truck and inhaling the fumes.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a new warning due to high concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the Holuhraun eruption. Scientists flying over the Bárðarbunga area yesterday reported no new changes in the surface yet assume that the caldera is continuing to subside. Farmers are rounding...