Winter has arrived at Holuhraun

Winter has arrived at Holuhraun

Lava stands in stark contrast to the new snow.


“The effusive eruption is becoming one the largest in Iceland in recent decades,” says ruv.is. “Only the Hekla eruption 1947-48 produced more lava.”


Snow drifting over new lava at Holuhraun. (Picture: Kerstin Langenberger/Instit. of Earth Sciences)
Snow drifting over new lava at Holuhraun. (Picture: Kerstin Langenberger/Instit. of Earth Sciences)

According to estimates made on September 27, the new lava field has reached 44 sq km (17 sq miles) and its volume is believed to be at least 0.6 cubic km (0.14 cu miles).

The eruption, which has been relatively steady from the beginning, show no signs of declining.

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7 thoughts on “Winter has arrived at Holuhraun

  1. I would love to visit Iceland. The geological/volcanic activity and stark landscapes are fascinating.

    i need to get there on a cruise ship. I suggest that ships should stay TWO , not one day, in port in Iceland, so that cruisers can go on more than one trip to explore those fantastic landscapes.

    Mind you !! Can’t get too close to volcanoes. The Japanese eruption should be a lesson to all to respect Mother Earth. We are mere triflings on the Earth’s dynamic crust !!

    Those caught in the open in Japan did not stand a chance from falling rocks.

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