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Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland
: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the Vatnajökull ice cap.
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Stratovolcano approx. 2000 m / ca. 6,560 ft
Central Iceland, 64.63°N / -17.53°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)Bardarbunga webcams / live data
| ReportsBardarbunga volcano booksBardarbunga 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.Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite imagesSentinel hub
| Landsat 8
Bárdarbunga volcano news & activity updates
Bardarbunga volcano update: Eruption has produced over 1 cubic km of lava
Thursday Nov 06, 2014 14:02 PM | BY: T
Webcam view of the eruption this afternoon (Mila webcam)
The Holuhraun fissure eruption continues with amazing stability. By now, more than 1 cubic kilometers of magma has been erupted and covers almost 70 square km (which implies an average thickness of 15 meters).
The depression in the ice above the caldera continues to deepen, likely a combined result of increased melting due to increased geothermal heat flow and the continuing subsidence of the caldera itself.
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Huge lava effusion rates continue to characterize the ongoing eruption at the Holuhraun fissure. There are no signs of the eruption ending soon. ...
Monday, Oct 27, 2014
The eruption continues with no significant changes. ...
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
The eruption seems to continue with no changes, but there were no visual observations today. IMO writes: ...
Friday, Oct 24, 2014
The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues at similar rate, and has now been going on for more than 50 days. ...
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
The eruption continues from the Holuhraun fissure with an amazing lava output at approx. 350 cubic meters per second. A large lava pond has formed over the merged main craters on the central part of the fissure, from where a river of lava flows into the plain. ...
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