Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Eruption continues with lava flows slowly filling two valleys

Mon, 26 Apr 2021, 20:32
20:32 PM | BY: T
Yesterday's lava flow at Fagradalsfjall volcano (image: facebook.com/bjorgunarsveitinthorbjorn)
Yesterday's lava flow at Fagradalsfjall volcano (image: facebook.com/bjorgunarsveitinthorbjorn)
The eruption from Fagradalsfjall continues with little changes overall and no signs of stopping any time soon. Fluid lava is being erupted from several vents along 3 fissure segments, and slowly forms growing shields piling up in the valley floors.
The following animation (twitter) shows how lava has been filling Geldingadalur and, since 5 April when the second fissure opened, the adjacent Meradalur valley to the northeast of Geldingadalur:

A new lava flow made its way through a narrow valley into Meradalur yesterday, threatening to cut a hiking trail. Although eventually this didn't happen, rescue teams evacuated some visitors in areas threatened to be cut off.
Video of the new lava flow:

Previous news

Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 09:42
The graph shows parameters of the lava flow discharge rate, lava area, lava volume, rock geochemistry and volcanic gases over the past month (image: IMO)
The University of Iceland's Institute of Earth Sciences reported a summary of eruption parameters documented since March 19, since the eruption at Fagradalsfjall one month ago. The parameters showed lava flow discharge rate, lava area, lava volume, rock geochemistry and volcanic gases. The graph below depicts an overview of the results. ... Read all
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