Second volcanic eruption this morning in Iceland

Second volcanic eruption this morning in Iceland

The new eruption started in Holuhraun, north of the Dyngjujökull Glacier along the same volcanic fissure that appeared on Friday morning, says accuweather.com.


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Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland, 31 Aug 2014. (Photo/Benedikt Gunnar Ófeigsson/Icelandic Meteorological Office)

A very calm but continuous lava eruption is under way, according to the Met Office.

However, bad weather due to the remains of former Hurricane Cristobal have prevented flyovers, limiting direct observation of the eruption.

Additionally, even though earthquake activity continues, the same bad weather has made the detection of smaller earthquakes challenging.


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A second eruption occurred Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland, 31 Aug 2014. (Photo/Benedikt Gunnar Ófeigsson/Icelandic Meteorological Office)

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/volcano-erupts-iceland-orders/33055466

Great photos:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2737493/Volcano-experts-declare-red-alert-Iceland-s-Bardarbunga-erupts-overnight-prompting-immediate-flights-ban-echoing-2010-ash-cloud-disaster.html

Thanks to Steven Rowlandson for these links


2 thoughts on “Second volcanic eruption this morning in Iceland

  1. following this eruption online, it’s significantly larger than Friday’s, however the risk of the caldera of Bardabunga erupting causing a large ash cloud has not changed – it’s a difficult call

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