Fagradalsfjall volcano update: lava remains at steady flow rate

Wed, 28 Apr 2021, 08:34
08:34 AM | BY: MARTIN
The graph depicts parameters of the lava flow discharge rate, lava flow area and lava volume of the current eruption site (image: IMO)
The graph depicts parameters of the lava flow discharge rate, lava flow area and lava volume of the current eruption site (image: IMO)
The University of Iceland's Institute of Earth Sciences published the latest lava volume, lava flow area and lava flow discharge rate data of the current eruption site as a flight observation was realized yesterday.
An average lava flow discharge rate at the eruption site over the past 5 days is 6 cubic meters per second, which indicates a steady flow rate. This value is similar to the long-term average (38 days) estimated to be 5.3 cubic m/s.
The lava volume is approximately 18.5 million cubic meters erupted from all vents.
The lava flow area covered 1.13 square km with an average thickness of 16 meters.
Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 28 April 2021

Previous news

Mon, 26 Apr 2021, 20:32
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. ... Read all
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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