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Fagradalsfjall volcano update: lava flows broke defense barriers and continue to advance into Nátthagi valley

Sat, 22 May 2021, 23:24
23:24 PM | BY: MARTIN
Moments before lava flows overflow defense barriers (image: @mblfrettir/twitter)
Moments before lava flows overflow defense barriers (image: @mblfrettir/twitter)
The lava flows into Nátthagi valley (image: @Icevolcanx/twiter)
The lava flows into Nátthagi valley (image: @Icevolcanx/twiter)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues mostly from the eruptive fissure vent #5 that started to erupt on 13 April.
Lava flows started to overflow into the adjacent Nátthagi valley as broke eastern defense barriers today to protect Suðurstrandavegur main road.

The lava flow started to emerge into the adjacent Nátthagi valley (source: @krjonsdottir/twitter)

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Mon, 17 May 2021, 09:35

Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Photo gallery from Iceland

Lava fountain from the central vent last weekend (image: Chris Hug-Fleck)
Our tour organizer Chris is already on Iceland and enjoying the show of the eruption. He sent us a selection of images taken last weekend - have a look! Read all
Wed, 12 May 2021, 09:23

Fagradalsfjall volcano update: lava flow discharge rate has increased

The graph depicts parameters of the lava flow discharge rate, lava flow area, lava volume, rock geochemistry and volcanic gases since the eruption began (image: IMO)
The activity of the current eruption site continues at elevated levels during the past two weeks characterized by lava fountaining episodes, about 400-500 m tall, at roughly regular intervals of 7 to 10 minutes. ... 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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