The subsidence of the Bárðarbunga caldera measures 50 meters (164 feet) since the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun began in late August. The lava erupting in Holuhraun originates in the Bárðarbunga magma chamber under Vatnajökull glacier.
A considerably large earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred at Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier at 6:14 this morning. Its epicenter was 5.7 km northeast of the volcano and at a depth of 6.9 km.
A lava fall has formed in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands. A branch of the lava river flowing from the crater has reached the edge of the new lava field in the north and cascades like a red-hot waterfall over the edge and down to the sand plains below.
Iceland Review editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson flew over the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun, the northeastern highlands yesterday. It was Páll’s fifth trip to the eruption site. He observed a red hot river of lava flowing through blackened lava fields.
If the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management were to declare a state of emergency, the minister responsible for the issue could ration electricity, limit telecommunication and cut off roads, according to a new bill presented at a cabinet meeting yesterday.
A total of 63 earthquakes above magnitude 5.0 have occurred in and around Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier between August 16 and November 25. Lately, the frequency of such big earthquakes has declined; last week there were five days between them.
Icelandic journalist and pilot Ómar Ragnarsson along with filmmaker Friðþjófur Helgason made the following video of the Holuhraun eruption during a recent evening flyover.
The first data received from new seismographs put up on Bárðarbunga volcano, which lies under Vatnajökull glacier, last week, shows that the magma is much closer to the surface than previously thought.
The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues to be strong, although its productivity has decreased from mid-September. The activity is similar to what it has been in the last two weeks but the lava flow is more fluctuating.
These thermal images (FLIR) of the craters in Holuhraun, seen from the west, by the Institute of Earth Sciences field group, show the development of the eruption. A new video shows the molten lava bubbling in the crater and the expanse of the new lava field.
The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues with similar intensity as it has for the last two weeks, as reported in the latest Status Report from the Civil Protection Department. Lava continues to flow out of the lava lake in the crater.
Members of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association met in Akureyri yesterday to discuss cooperation with the Department of Civil Protection and other supervisory authorities on organizing trips to the eruption in Holuhraun. The association would like to see the ban on entering the area lifted...
An information meeting about the sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands will be held at the Icelandic Met Office on Bústaðavegur 7 in Reykjavík at 2:30 pm today.
The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues with similar intensity as it has for the last two weeks. Lava continues to flow out of the lava lake in the crater to the east-southeast. The lava field now measures approximately 72 square km and is twice the size of Lake Mývatn.
An earthquake of 5.4 in magnitude hit the northern caldera rim of Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier at 1:37 am yesterday. Following the event, seismic activity in the intrusive dike, connecting the volcano with the eruption in Holuhraun, increased slightly.
An Israeli photographer, Erez Marom has submitted a photo of the Holuhraun eruption to National Geographic for a competition. Marom specializes in landscape photography.
No significant changes have been observed regarding the seismic activity in and around Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier and in the dike intrusion connecting it with the eruption in Holuhraun since the Icelandic Met Office’s last report, yesterday morning.
Acid rain has been found in 40 percent of samples of rainwater collected by the Icelandic Met Office in various locations around Iceland since September. The acidity level has dropped as low as pH 3, while regular precipitation has a pH level of 5-6.
A community meeting will be held in Höfn, Southeast Iceland, at 8 pm tonight to discuss the impact of the ongoing volcanic eruption in Holuhraun. Representatives of the Earth Sciences Institute, the Directorate of Health, the Icelandic Met Office, the Environment Agency of Iceland and the Civic...
The volcanic eruption at Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands continues with similar intensity. Lava continues to flow out of the lava lake which has formed in the crater, as observed by the crew of an Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter yesterday.
About 60 earthquakes have been detected in and around Bárðarbunga volcano during the last 24 hours, none of which were above 5.0 in magnitude, as stated in the Icelandic Met Office’s update this morning. Not much could be seen of the eruption on webcams due to poor visibility.
Acid snow due to toxic gases including SO2 emitted from the eruption in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands has fallen near the eruption site.
Between 2,000 and 3,000 truckloads of sulfur dioxide (SO2) are being emitted daily from the eruption in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands, according to Jónas Elíasson, seismic engineer at the University of Iceland.