Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Lava jets surpass incredible 400 m height

Thu, 6 May 2021, 07:05
07:05 AM | BY: T
Tall lava fountain from Fagradalsfjall captured by webcams (image IMO / twitter)
Tall lava fountain from Fagradalsfjall captured by webcams (image IMO / twitter)
Lava fountain at the eruption around 5:41 am (image: RUV webcam)
Lava fountain at the eruption around 5:41 am (image: RUV webcam)
The eruption continues with pulsating short-lived lava fountains at regular intervals. The intervals changed this morning from a rhythm of approx. 10 minutes to half an hour, but the height reached by some lava jets surpassed 400 m, the Icelandic Met office (IMO) reported.
In tandem with the change in rhythm, IMO observed a slight change in the seismic tremor measurements at Fagradalsfjall shortly before 4:30 am.

Previous news

Tue, 4 May 2021, 15:56
Lava fountain from the central vent of Iceland's ongoing eruption in the Reykjanes peninsula (image: RUV webcam)
The activity has remained similar as during the past 48 hours, characterized by intermittent episodes of pulsating lava fountains from the central vent following periods of calm lava effusion. ... Read all
Mon, 3 May 2021, 10:29
Phase of strong lava fountain yesterday around noon (image: RUV webcam)
The eruptive activity remains overall similar as during yesterday, with alternating phases of lava fountaining and only more or less quiet lava effusion. It seems that most activity by now is concentrated at the vent #5 in the central part of the fissure system, which had began erupting on 13 April. ... Read all
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