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Fagradalsfjall volcano (Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland): new eruptive fissures

Wed, 11 Aug 2021, 05:26
05:26 AM | BY: MARTIN
New eruptive fissures are marked as red lines, the main crater is seen in the top left corner (image: IMO)
New eruptive fissures are marked as red lines, the main crater is seen in the top left corner (image: IMO)
Lava continues to erupt from the main crater at Fagradalsfjall at the time of this update (image: RUV.is)
Lava continues to erupt from the main crater at Fagradalsfjall at the time of this update (image: RUV.is)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues at moderately high levels.
New eruptive fissures opened at the current eruption site located up north of Gónhóll in the direction of the lava tunnel, southeast of the side of the crater. It seems to have formed over the past two weeks as reported by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO).
Fissures might be related as a response to small earthquakes (> M2), or a lava flow surrounding the hill.
It can not be ruled out that the fissure formations are an indication that magma is arriving towards the surface at Gónhóll.
Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 7 October 2021

Previous news

Mon, 9 Aug 2021, 14:12
The Icelandic Institute of Natural History(IINH), an agency of the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, published a new model of the eruption so far, based on imagery collected 8 Aug 2021: Read all
Mon, 9 Aug 2021, 14:09
Lava erupting this morning from a small side vent near the main crater at Fagradalsfjall (image: mbl.is)
The eruption picked up again this morning after a pause of visible activity since yesterday afternoon. A new vent opened near the rim, but outside of the main crater, producing a small lava fountain and lava flow, observers noticed on webcam recordings. Read all
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