Bardarbunga volcano update: New fissure eruption started
So, 31. Aug 2014, 07:0707:07 AM | VON: T
View of the eruptive fissure this morning (Mila webcam 2)
A new eruptive phase has started at the same fissure that had been briefly active Friday morning.
Location of the new eruptive fissure and earthquakes so far today
The new eruption seems to be bigger than the previous one and located slightly north of the Friday fissure vent. The active fissure was estimated to be 1.5 km long and is located approx. 9 km north of the Dyngjujökull glacier in the Holuhraun lava plain.
At the same time, intense seismic activity continues. More than 200 earthquakes have been detected since midnight, both under the active intrusion under and north of the rim of the glacier NE of the volcano as well as under the caldera of Bárdarbunga itself. The stringest were 7 quakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 3.8.
Sa, 30. Aug 2014, 22:44
Bardarbunga volcano update: GPS data show deformation of area - up to 50 cm horizontal spreading so far
The Icelandic Met Office has published two maps showing the (ongoing) mostly horizontal deformation, as evidenced by GPS measurements, in the Bardarbunga area during the past 3 days as well as since the beginning of the crisis. In just 2 weeks, the distance between the DYNC station (western side of the rift) and GSIG (eastern side) has increased by almost 50 cm! ... Read all