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Fagradalsfjall volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): 5th and 6th eruptive fissures opened today

Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 10:20
10:20 AM | BY: MARTIN
New eruptive fissures recorded on live webcam (image: @fencingtobba/twitter)
New eruptive fissures recorded on live webcam (image: @fencingtobba/twitter)
Another two eruptive fissures opened today, exactly the 5th and 6th in row. The two new vents are located between the first and third, and between the third and fourth eruptive sites, respectively.
Lava spattering started to build new spatter cones and feed lava flows into both valleys as during the previous eruptive phases.

Formation of the new eruptive fissures:

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Sun, 11 Apr 2021, 16:49

Fagradalsfjall volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): 4th eruptive fissure opened

The fourth eruptive fissure captured on live webcam (image: RÚV webcam)
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) noted that a fourth eruptive fissure opened on 9 April at about 03:00 local time. Located between the second and third eruption site, the new fissure vent started to erupt another basaltic lava flow. Preliminary measurements indicate that the lava flow's discharge rate likely will increase. The all lava flows traveling to Geldingadalir and Meradalir valley. ... Read all
Thu, 8 Apr 2021, 08:37

Fagradalsfjall volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): 3rd eruptive fissure opened yesterday

Aerial view of the all eruption sites (image: IMO)
A third eruptive fissure opened yesterday at midnight. Located between the first and second eruption site, the new fissure vent started to erupt basaltic lava flows traveling mostly into the Geldingadalir valley, but also into the Meradalir valley where a new lava flow field is growing. ... 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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