The Civil Protection Department has decided that the eruption site shall remain closed. The area was closed around 3:15 pm today and the Iceland Review team had to retreat, like everyone else, to a cabin in Drekagil canyon. At 8:20 pm it was decided that the ban will remain in effect....
The pressure in the intrusive dike north of Dyngjujökull, Vatnajökull outlet glacier, is increasing and a 1-km (3,300-feet) wide and deep depression has formed under the glacier.
The Iceland Review team arrived at the eruption site at Holuhraun early this morning. After dealing with connection problems, they managed to send these pictures.
The Institute of Earth Sciences just released a map of the new lava as it was at 2 pm yesterday. The eastern boundary of the lava had then stood still for a few hours after progressing approximately 2 km (1 mile) the night before.
Iceland Review sent a team of three to the Holuhraun eruption site. Their mission is called: ‘The Journey to the Center of Iceland.'
An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hit the northern rim of the Bárðabunga caldera this morning shortly after 3 am. This is one of the biggest earthquakes to hit the region since increased seismic activity was first recorded there on August 16.