Eyjafjallajøkull volcano (Iceland), eruption update: lava fountains and lava flows from a row of craters
Monday Mar 29, 2010 06:22 AM |
After the first day of the eruption the activity concentrated on a 300 m. long section of the fissure. With lava fountains 100-200 m high and the formation of a row of new cinder cones with 4-6 active craters, the activity has been rather constant. The lava flows have been running in 2 directions, towards the northeast and west, down into steep snowfilled canyons, with spectacular lavafalls and steam explosions from melting snow. Finally the eruption has now turned into a tourist show.
Sunday, Mar 21, 2010
At 23h34 local time on 20 March 2010, Eyjafjallajøkull volcano erupted from a 0,5-1 km long fissure on the northeast side. A clear glow can be seen from the Hekla wepcam, about 600 people have been evacuated for safety reasons. [more]
Friday, Mar 05, 2010
As Dr Ralph Harrington reports on his excellent Volcanism Blog, Eyjafjallajökull volcano, located 30 km east of the more well-known Katla volcano in southern Iceland, has recently been very restless. In addition to apparent inflation, the levels of seismicity around the volcano have been very high in the past weeks. Wether this is a precursor to an eruption in some near future is however not easy to say. [more]