The red-gold sand beach Rauðasandur (sometimes spelled Rauðisandur) in the southern West Fjords has made it to U.S. airline Cheapflights’ list of ‘10 trek-worthy beaches around the world.’
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NASA’s MODIS satellite took the above thermal image of the cyclone formerly known as Hurricane Cristobal near Iceland at 10:10 pm last night.
Three large earthquakes shook Bárðarbunga during the night. The first, of magnitude 3.9, occurred at 2:25 am 4.4 km northeast of the volcano, the second, of magnitude 4.2, at 3:09 am 5.2 km east-southeast of Bárðarbunga and the third, of magnitude 4.5, at 5:00 am 5.3 km northeast of Bárðarbunga...
Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson, who has been at the eruption site at Holuhraun all Sunday along with other scientists, said that about 700 earthquakes had been recorded in the area since midnight.
Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson told RÚV that the lava is getting thicker. He reckoned that the lava flow was 300 to 400 cubic meters (about 10,000 cubic feet) per second. The action is now greater on the northern side of the fissure.
According to volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson, the eruption in Holuhraun lava field is more powerful now than it was this morning.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred in Bárðarbunga caldera just after midday today. This is the ninth earthquake over a magnitude 5.0 to occur in the area since a level of uncertainty was first declared in Bárðarbunga two weeks ago.
The eruption which started in Holuhraun lava field this morning is 50 times larger than the eruption which occurred in the same area on Friday morning, according to professor of geophysics Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson.
The eruption can currently be viewed on the Bárðarbunga webcam. It show the eruption from a distance and then zooms in.
The fissure eruption which started in Holuhraun, north of Vatnajökull glacier, this morning is producing lava fountains of up to 60 meters (200 feet).
“This eruption is much more powerful than the one on Friday night,” University of Iceland technician Sveinbjörn Steinþórsson, who also saw Friday morning's eruption, said this morning.
The new lava from Friday morning's eruption at Holuhraun has both beautiful and peculiar formations. The lava is still warm and steam continues to rise.
New cracks have formed in the ice over Bárðarbunga, according to journalist and pilot Ómar Ragnarsson, who flew over the area this afternoon.
The hidden eruption which occurred one week ago was ten times the size of Friday morning's short-lived eruption.
Míla’s webcam on Bárðarbunga now rotates, hence providing a better opportunity of seeing a possible eruption in the Bárðarbunga area.
Specialists at the Icelandic Met office and the University of Iceland this afternoon met to discuss the short lived eruption and what might possibly follow. At this moment it is unclear how the situation will develop.
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has decided to move the civil protection level from emergency phase back to alert phase for the eruption north of Vatnajökull glacier, which began at midnight and ended at around 04:00.
The small fissure eruption in Holuhraun, which started shortly after midnight, lasted only three to four hours, according to geophysicist Páll Einarsson.
The eruption in Holuhraun, which began just after midnight this morning, may be the first to be captured from the beginning on live TV.