Members of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association met in Akureyri yesterday to discuss cooperation with the Department of Civil Protection and other supervisory authorities on organizing trips to the eruption in Holuhraun. The association would like to see the ban on entering the area lifted...
An information meeting about the sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands will be held at the Icelandic Met Office on Bústaðavegur 7 in Reykjavík at 2:30 pm today.
The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues with similar intensity as it has for the last two weeks. Lava continues to flow out of the lava lake in the crater to the east-southeast. The lava field now measures approximately 72 square km and is twice the size of Lake Mývatn.
An earthquake of 5.4 in magnitude hit the northern caldera rim of Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier at 1:37 am yesterday. Following the event, seismic activity in the intrusive dike, connecting the volcano with the eruption in Holuhraun, increased slightly.
An Israeli photographer, Erez Marom has submitted a photo of the Holuhraun eruption to National Geographic for a competition. Marom specializes in landscape photography.
No significant changes have been observed regarding the seismic activity in and around Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier and in the dike intrusion connecting it with the eruption in Holuhraun since the Icelandic Met Office’s last report, yesterday morning.
Acid rain has been found in 40 percent of samples of rainwater collected by the Icelandic Met Office in various locations around Iceland since September. The acidity level has dropped as low as pH 3, while regular precipitation has a pH level of 5-6.
A community meeting will be held in Höfn, Southeast Iceland, at 8 pm tonight to discuss the impact of the ongoing volcanic eruption in Holuhraun. Representatives of the Earth Sciences Institute, the Directorate of Health, the Icelandic Met Office, the Environment Agency of Iceland and the Civic...
The volcanic eruption at Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands continues with similar intensity. Lava continues to flow out of the lava lake which has formed in the crater, as observed by the crew of an Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter yesterday.
About 60 earthquakes have been detected in and around Bárðarbunga volcano during the last 24 hours, none of which were above 5.0 in magnitude, as stated in the Icelandic Met Office’s update this morning. Not much could be seen of the eruption on webcams due to poor visibility.
Acid snow due to toxic gases including SO2 emitted from the eruption in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands has fallen near the eruption site.
Between 2,000 and 3,000 truckloads of sulfur dioxide (SO2) are being emitted daily from the eruption in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands, according to Jónas Elíasson, seismic engineer at the University of Iceland.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun is expected mainly across western Iceland today but at low levels. Tomorrow, the pollution may be felt in many places northwest of the eruption site, according to the latest forecast from the Icelandic Met Office.
The area covered in new lava from the Holuhraun eruption now measures 70 square km (27 square miles), a 7-square-km larger area than two and a half weeks ago.
The level of sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas from the Holuhraun eruption reached close to 1,000 mµ/m3 in the capital area during the night. At levels above 600 mµ/m3 individuals with underlying conditions are likely to experience respiratory symptoms and outdoor activity is advised against.
The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues with similar intensity. Around 200 earthquakes were detected in the caldera between Monday and yesterday morning, according to the latest Status Report from the Civil Protection Department’s Scientific Advisory Board, published yesterday.
The Icelandic government approved an additional ISK 690 million in funding to various organizations for costs both already incurred and expected in relation to the eruption in Holuhraun earlier this week.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas from the Holuhraun eruption remains in Northeast Iceland. Last night, the level of SO2 reached close to 2,500 mµ/m3 in Vopnafjörður. People were advised to remain indoors, close their windows and turn on the heating.
The level of sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas emitted by the eruption in Holuhraun reached 4,800 mµ/m3 in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, at noon today. People in the area were alerted by mobile text message.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas pollution from the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands is expected to affect all parts of the country today, apart from the northernmost part of the West Fjords. The air quality is currently poor in Reykjavík.
Krafla in Northeast Iceland is one of Iceland’s most spectacular and active volcanoes. For nearly a decade the Krafla caldera and Krafla fissure swarm erupted on and off in the period 1975-84. The events were a striking repetition of what happened during the Mývatn fires in the 1720s.
The volume of magma which has surfaced in the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun is five to six times greater than what surfaced during the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 and four times greater than in the 2011 Grímsvötn eruption. In both eruptions, primarily ash was emitted.
The eruption in Holuhraun is still active, but the Icelandic Met Office says the underground magma flow seems to be minimal. In the past 24 hours around 100 earthquakes have shaken Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier.