Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Eruption continues, lava effusion rate increases

Thu, 3 Jun 2021, 19:16
19:16 PM | BY: T
Lava overflow from the main vent at the Reykjanes eruption in Iceland this morning (image: RUV webcam)
Lava overflow from the main vent at the Reykjanes eruption in Iceland this morning (image: RUV webcam)
Tremor amplitude at Krisuvik station (image: Icelandic Met Office)
Tremor amplitude at Krisuvik station (image: Icelandic Met Office)
The eruption goes on with little changes overall, but lava effusion rate has increased to approx. 12.4 cubic meters per second. The activity, however, has remained almost entirely effusive with no more lava fountains from the vents during the past 24 hours.
Most of the time, the erupted magma is going directly into lava tubes, but occasionally, surges of lava also erupt as flows from the rim of the main vent, producing surface flows nearby.
Tremor also increased to higher levels, reflecting the increase in effusion rate.

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021, 14:52
Lava fountain activity at Fagradalsfjall last night (image: RUV webcam)
The eruption continues without significant changes, although overall, its intensity seemed to have been decreasing during the past week. ... Read all
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