Bárdarbunga Vulkan: Nachrichten
Bardarbunga volcano update: Eruption continues at record-breaking lava output rate
Donnerstag Sep 25, 2014 20:25 | VON: T
Webcam view of the eruption this evening (Mila webcam)
No significant changes have occurred at the ongoing eruption in Holuhraun and the seismic crisis. The eruption itself continues with steady, very large lava output and is on its way to become the largest event in the past 150 years on Iceland.
Location of today's earthquakes near Bardarbunga volcano (IMO)
So far, it has erupted approx. 0.5 cubic kilometers of lava, covered 40 square kilometers at an average depth of 12 meters.
During the past 150 years, only the Hekla volcano eruption in 1947 (which however lasted 13 months) has produced more lava. If the current activity goes on for another 2 weeks at the same rate, it will beat this record.
Gas releases are record-breaking figures: approx 10-20,000 tons of gasses (mainly SO2) are released each day.
A road (Gæsavatnaleið) used to access the eruption has been covered by lava flows, making it more difficult to geologist to get to the eruption.
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred this morning under the Bárdarbunga caldera, which keeps sinking at 50 cm per day. Its total subsidence is almost 30 meters now.
Earthquake activity has slowly increased again under the active dyke, which could indicate increasing pressure and involves an increased risk that new fissures open up, possibly under the glacier.
Dienstag, Sep 23, 2014
The fissure eruption in Holuhraun continues with similar intensity as during the past days and shows no sign of stopping soon. The latest satellite images indicate that the lava now flows into two main branches, one (the older one) to the north and a new one to the east. ... [mehr]
Sonntag, Sep 21, 2014
Sonntag, Sep 21, 2014
The eruption continues with most activity (lava fountains and lava flow emission) now occurring from the central vent on the Holuhraun fissure. ... [mehr]
Freitag, Sep 19, 2014
No significant changes have occurred at the ongoing fissure eruption in Holuhraun. The lava effusion rate seems to remain stable, according to IMO. ... [mehr]
Mittwoch, Sep 17, 2014
The eruption at Holuhraun continues. According to the Icelandic Met Office, there are no signs of decreasing magma output. The lava flow field continues to spread. ... [mehr]