Since Friday, a new lava river has emerged at the Holuhraun eruption site, flowing 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the craters. As a result the area covered by lava is 2 sq km larger.
Around 25,000 earthquakes have registered on the Icelandic Met Office’s equipment since August 29. The eruption is one of the largest in the world.
The eruption in Holuhraun, in northern Vatnajökull, is one month old today. The eruption is one of the biggest in Icelandic history in terms of the quantity of lava.
The lava is now over 44 square kilometers (17 square miles). It grows by almost two square kilometers per day.
Stefan Erdman published this video from the eruption yesterday. He describes waking up in Möðrudalur with his son, finding some earthquakes and realizing that there is an eruption taking place.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 shook the northern rim of Bárðarbunga at 2 AM this morning. A total of 17 quakes have registered this morning, most in the northern part of the Bárðarbunga crater.
The new lava at the Holuhraun eruption site has in several places crawled over the only road to the site, road F910.
Sulfur dioxide pollution from the eruption will drift to East and Southeast Iceland today, from Fáskrúðsfjörður in the north to the southeastern corner of Vatnajökull and the town of Höfn in the south.
Ten earthquakes were automatically detected in Bárðarbunga and another ten in the dike beneath northern Dyngjujökull glacier between midnight and 6:48 am this morning. This is a similar rate to what was observed yesterday morning.