Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Activity continues without significant changes, slowly decreasing trend
Tue, 1 Jun 2021, 14:5214:52 PM | BY: T
The eruption continues without significant changes, although overall, its intensity seemed to have been decreasing during the past week.
Lava fountain activity at Fagradalsfjall last night (image: RUV webcam)
Episodes of lava fountaining had been becoming more rare and weaker, and the eruption style has for most time been purely effusive: lava erupted from the vents directly is going directly into lava tubes to feed more distant locations of the slowly growing flow field, or into shorter near-vent surface flows.
Last night around midnight, however, an uptick of activity could be seen. Several pulses of low lava fountains occurred at the main crater and lava flow activity seemed to increase at least temporarily.
So far, the newly built western dams (to prevent lava flows going towards and cutting the ring road) seem to hold.
Sun, 23 May 2021, 18:27
Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Lava overflows dam, enters valley towards southern Ring Road now in dager being cut
After the lava overtook the artificial dam that had been quickly built in a (failed) attempt to prevent the lava from entering the Natthagi valley, it entered the valley which is leading towards the southern ring road. As it descended the northern headwall of the valley, it created a beautiful lava fall, then formed a new flow along the bottom of the valley and actually following and covering the hiking path leading from the parking at the ring road northwards to the eruption area. ... Read all