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Holuhraun Crack forming

Eruption Stable, Pollution Reaches Reykjavík

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues at a similar rate and the subsidence of the Bárðarbunga caldera continues. On Saturday residents in Reykjavík noticed a smell of sulfur and there was a haze over the mountains in the east.

Westman Isles Eruption Church Eldheimar

The Great Volcanoes: Heimaey, the Westman Islands

One night in January 1973 it looked as if the 5,000 people living in the Westman Islands were doomed when the dormant volcanic giant woke up 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.

A forecast of the spread of SO2 from the Holuhraun eruption on September 17, 2014.

Toxic Gas Mapped by Icelandic Met Office

The Icelandic Met Office has started publishing maps on their website with forecasts of the spread of the pollution caused by toxic sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas coming from the Holuhraun eruption, on a daily basis.

Holuhraun eruption

Photos of Lava Flowing into River

Photographer Bernard Meric has been at the eruption site and the areas where the lava is flowing into the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum over the last few days and took the following images.

sulfur dioxide pollution from Holuhraun eruption in Fáskrúðsfjörður, East Iceland, September 10, 2014

Kópasker Residents Told to Stay Indoors

The Department of Civil Protection has advised all people in the village of Kópasker, Northeast Iceland, and surrounding areas to stay indoors, close the windows and turn up the radiators due to high levels of sulfur dioxide pollution from the eruption.

Lava at Holuhraun

Holuhraun Eruption: Status Report

The largest earthquakes at Bárðarbunga last night measured magnitude 3.6 at 12:11 am, magnitude 3.7 at 12:14 am and magnitude 3.8 at 2:27 am. There have been no major changes in seismic activity, according to the latest update on the website of the Icelandic Met Office.

Lava flowing into Jökulsá á Fjöllum river

Eruption Changing Landscape

New land is forming in Holuhraun and its vicinity. The biggest craters are rising higher up from the ground and a new lagoon and a waterfall could form when the lagoon builds a dam in Jökulsá glacial river.

The Holuhraun eruption fissure and ash.

Eruption Update, Pollution Warning, Sheep Roundup

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a new warning due to high concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the Holuhraun eruption. Scientists flying over the Bárðarbunga area yesterday reported no new changes in the surface yet assume that the caldera is continuing to subside. Farmers are rounding...

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