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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)
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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)
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Large effusive eruptions, some explosive activity.
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Bardarbunga volcano update: Eruption migrates towards glacier, new fissures open

Friday Sep 05, 2014 10:06 AM | BY: T

The new fissures south of the previous eruption in Holuhraun. (Picture: Lara Omarsdottir/RUV)
The new fissures south of the previous eruption in Holuhraun. (Picture: Lara Omarsdottir/RUV)
2 new eruptive fissures have opened south of the existing one and feed additional lava flows. They are located approx. 1.5 km south of the fissure from last Sunday and only 2 km north of the glacier rim.
Volcanologist Thorvaldur Thordarson said to the national televion that the eruption is changing and seems to be spreading towards the glacier, where already a graben (depression bounded by 2 parallel extension faults) ahd been observed during the previous days. Part of this structure is under the glacier.
Icelandic Civil Protection plans to undertake another surveillance flight to evaluate the situation. According to the news, the area around the Holuhraun eruption is now closed to all traffic.
Source:New fissures erupting in Holuhraun (RUV)
Previous news
Webcam view of the eruption this morning (Mila webcam)
Friday, Sep 05, 2014
The eruption continues with little changes. ... [more]
Thursday, Sep 04, 2014
The intensity of the ongoing eruption in Holuhraun is not declining, the Icleandic Met Office reports in the latest status update: ... [more]
Earthquakes around Bárdarbunga today so far (IMO)
Thursday, Sep 04, 2014
It is far from clear what is currently happening at the eruption. Tremor (indicator of magma moving) stopped yesterday evening around 21:30 local time and has not reappeared according to the Icelandic Met Office. This could indicate that the eruption is subsiding although webcam imagery suggested it continued with no apparent big change during the night. ... [more]
Radar image of the newly formed depression both under and north of the glacier (Uni. Iceland)
Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014
The eruptive activity at the Holorhaun fissure has remained stable, but ongoing deformation, although slower now, continues to worry scientists monitoring the events. ... [more]
View of the eruption this morning (Mila webcam)
Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014
Important changes seem to be under way. The fissure eruption with its spectacular lava emission at the surface still continues, but has decreased a lot since the first two days. ... [more]

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