The eruption in Holuhraun continues and keeps on sending poisonous gases into the atmosphere. Iceland Met expects the pollution to blow northeast on Monday.About 85 earthquakes have been detected in the area since midnight
Civil Protection in Iceland stresses that not respecting that the eruption site at Holuhraun is closed to the public may be life threatening. Birds that died of poisoning have been found at the eruption site.
The space image shows the fissure clearly and an interesting glow-in-the-dark of the lava through the clouds and plume.
The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues with similar rate as in the last few days and the subsidence of the Bárðarbunga caldera continues with same rate as before. Saturday some people in Reykjavík thought they found a smell of sulfur and a mist was over the mountains in the east.
One night in January 1973 it looked as if the five thousand people living in the Westman Isles were doomed when the dormant giant woke up again and an eruption started a few hundred meters from town. Our series on the great Icelandic volcanoes continues.
The dailymail.co.uk featured some images taken 15 meters (49 feet) from the Holuhraun eruption by cameraman Valdimar Leifsson yesterday. Images of the volcano’s glow in the sky seen from Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, taken by geologist Örn Óskarsson, were also featured.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas is expected to pollute the air in North Iceland from Strandir to Eyjafjörður, the north-central highlands and East Iceland from Egilsstaðir to Höfn. While the eruption in Holuhraun continues, fewer and smaller earthquakes were recorded by Bárðarbunga.
The paradox of an eruption is that it can be beautiful and destructive at the same time. The most famous volcano in Iceland, historically speaking, is probably Hekla.