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Eruption in Iceland's Reykjanes peninsula continues without signs of stopping

Mon, 22 Mar 2021, 07:30
07:30 AM | BY: MARTIN
Current view of the eruption in Iceland (image: screenshot of RUV's live-stream webcam)
Current view of the eruption in Iceland (image: screenshot of RUV's live-stream webcam)
Vigorous lava spattering is seen from the main vent, which has been building a steep-sided cone above the eruptive fissure. Over its two and half days of existence, this cone (also called a hornito currently) has been growing, sometimes partially collapsing, and thus changing its shape a lot, and it might evolve eventually into a new small mountain.
At the moment, the main vent contains a small cauldron of boiling lava from where several lava flows descend into the valley, where they form a spreading field of lava that slowly but surely is covering the valley floor.

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Sun, 21 Mar 2021, 14:39

Reykjanes eruption in Iceland continues at steady pace, might go on for weeks

View of the ongoing eruption this morning (image: Civil Protection and Emergency Management via IMO / twitter)
The new eruption, now called the "Geldingadalsgos" eruption by the Icelandic media, continues steadily. It has been producing slowly advancing lava flows inside the Geldingadal valley. The Icelandic Met Office and local news outlets published many new photos from the ongoing eruption this morning. ... Read all
Sat, 20 Mar 2021, 15:13

Eruption on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula follows over 50,000 quakes since late February 2021

View of the ongoing eruption in Iceland (image: IMO / twitter)
First images arrive from the scene of the new eruption. ... Read all
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Fissure swarm 385 m / 1263 ft
Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, 63.89°N / -22.27°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Fagradalsfjall volcano eruptions:
2022 (Aug), 2021
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Typical eruption style
fissure eruptions, lava flows
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