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Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Lava flows and flows...

Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 16:27 16:27 PM | BY: T
Activity at Fagradalsfjall today (image: mbl webcam)
Activity at Fagradalsfjall today (image: mbl webcam)
The eruption goes on with no significant changes. Today, long-lasting periods occurred when lava flows were erupted from the main vent onto the immediate surrounding areas, creating beautiful surface flows and adding to the height of the central part of the growing lava shield.
Still, most lava finds itself going into a tube system that brings it to the margins of the active lava flow fields. In particular, the lava flow in Nátthagi valley continues to grow southwards, getting closer to the coast.

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021, 18:19

Iceland volcano update: No signs of eruption ending soon, lava field increases by the hour

Lava flows near the vent at Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland yesterday (image: mbl webcam)
The eruption continues to produce lava flows at constant pace, which gradually both enlarge and thicken the expanding lava flow field. Most of the lava arriving at the vent is going directly into lava tubes that bring it to the active flow margins and contribute to overall inflation of the flow field. ... Read all
Sun, 13 Jun 2021, 17:18

Fagradalsfjall volcano (Iceland) update: Lava cuts off access trail to eruption site

Narrow lava flow escaping the Gelingadalur Valley to the south and into Nátthagi Valley earlier today (image: Icelandic Coastguard)
This morning, a lava flow escaped from the Geldingadalir valley at its southern rim, crossed the hiking trail A (which was leading to the observation hills southeast of the active cone), and made its way to the already existing lava flow field in the Nátthagi valley to the SE. ... 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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