Eruption

A map showing how the lava from Holuhraun would cover the capital area

Holuhraun New Lava Now Covers Entire Capital Area

The area covered in new lava from the Holuhraun eruption now measures 63 square km (24 square miles), 2.3 square km larger than reported three days ago. Had the eruption occurred in Reykjavík, the lava would now cover the entire city plus all neighboring communities except Mosfellsbær.
Jökulsá á Fjöllum bridge

Bridge to Be Redesigned to Withstand Bárðarbunga Flood

In light of the ongoing threat of a sub-glacial eruption in Bárðarbunga, which would lead to massive flooding, the Icelandic Road Administration has decided to redesign a new planned bridge over the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum at Grímsstaðir.
The Holuhraun eruption up close.

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hits Bárðarbunga

Seismic activity in the Bárðarbunga system and volcanic activity at the eruption site in Holuhraun is comparable to recent days, the Icelandic Met Office reported this morning. A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit on the northern rim of the caldera at 08:36 am.
Two plumes from the Holuhraun eruption seen from a distance.

Extreme Pollution Levels in Southeast Iceland

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the Holuhraun eruption peaked at 5,400 mµ/m3 in Höfn in Southeast Iceland last night. People in the area received an sms from the 112 National Emergency Number at around 7 am this morning alerting them of the pollution.
Sulfur dioxide pollution visible over Reykjavík

Eruption Pollution Warning Issued in West Fjords

Residents in Ísafjörður and elsewhere in the West Fjords received a text message from the Civil Protection Department at around 11 pm yesterday evening, warning them that high pollution levels because of the Holuhraun eruption were present in the area and advising them to stay inside.

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