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Bardarbunga volcano
Stratovolcano approx. 2000 m / ca. 6,560 ft
Central Iceland, 64.63°N / -17.53°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Bardarbunga webcams / live data | Reports
Bardarbunga volcano eruptions:
1080(?), 1159(?), ca. 1210, ca. 1270, ca. 1350, ca. 1410(?), 1477 (very large effusive-explosive eruption), 1697, 1702, 1706, 1712, 1716, 1717, 1720, 1726, 1729, 1739, 1750, 1766, 1769, 1797, 1807(?), 1862-64, 1872(?), 1902-03, 1910, 2014-15 (Holuhraun fissure eruption)
Typical eruption style:
Large effusive eruptions, some explosive activity.
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Bárdarbunga volcano news & activity updates

Bardarbunga volcano update: Images of the eruptive fissure, activity update

Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 11:20
11:20 AM | BY: T
Aerial view of the eruptive fissure this night (Iceland Coast Guard)
Aerial view of the eruptive fissure this night (Iceland Coast Guard)
First pictures of the new eruptive fissure, taken from a helicopter of the Icelandic Coast Guard were released. They show a row of spatter cones and small lava flows that were erupted from the fissure, about 900 m long and located 5 km from the northern edge of the Dyngjuköll glacier.
Current webcam images and other sources do not indicate ongoing activity except steaming.
Seismic activity has decreased as a result of the pressure release, however a significant amount of earthquakes is still detected in the magma dike, between the eruption site and south to about 5 km into Dyngjujökull. (IMO)
Previous news
Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 07:14
Location of the eruptive fissure this morning (RUV)
An exclusion zone 1.5 km above and 15 km around the eruption site is in place. ... read all
Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 05:50
An eruption started in Holuhraun north of Dyngjujökull at around 00:02. Seismic tremor was observed on all seismic stations and the web camera installed in the area by Mila has showed some nice pictures of the eruption. It is a small fissure eruption and at 02:40 AM the activity appears to have decreased. (IMO) read all
Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 13:55
No significant changes have occurred today. ... read all
Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 07:12
Image of one of the ice cauldrons (image: Civil Protection)
Speculations that a small eruption had occurred or still continues at the site of the new ice cauldrons continue. According to an interview with the National Broadcast (RUV), scientists estimate that 30 - 40 million cubic metres of ice have been melted. ... read all
Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 00:44
There are new developments, but uncertain how to interpret the visible signs: ... read all

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