Eruption

Holuhraun Crack forming

Eruption Stable, Pollution Reached Reykjavík

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.
Westman Isles Eruption Church Eldheimar

The Great Volcanoes: Heimaey, the Westman Isles

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 glow from the Holuhraun eruption and a cloud tainted blue.

Daily Mail Features Eruption Glow Seen from Jökulsárlón

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.
Northern Lights and Hekla Eruption

The Great Volcanoes: Hekla

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.
Holuhraun eruption lava

Holuhraun Lava Could Fill All Buildings in Iceland

Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson estimates that 200-250 million cubic meters (7.1-8.8 billion cubic feet) of lava have been emitted by the Holuhraun eruption. For comparison, according to the National Registry, the combined space of all buildings in Iceland is 148 million cubic meters.

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