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Fagradalsfjall volcano (Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland): activity is back after 7 days of calm and illuminates sky over Grindavik

Tue, 14 Sep 2021, 03:29
03:29 AM | BY: MARTIN
Fountaining continues at the lava field in Geldingadalir valley (image: @EIlyinskaya/twitter)
Fountaining continues at the lava field in Geldingadalir valley (image: @EIlyinskaya/twitter)
Glowing steam at the current eruption site from live webcam accompanies the activity at the time of this update (image: Youtube/RÚV)
Glowing steam at the current eruption site from live webcam accompanies the activity at the time of this update (image: Youtube/RÚV)
Lava flow returned to the main crater (image: @szharangi/twitter)
Lava flow returned to the main crater (image: @szharangi/twitter)
Glowing steam illuminates the sky over Grindavik (image: @Vedurstofan/twitter)
Glowing steam illuminates the sky over Grindavik (image: @Vedurstofan/twitter)
After the longest break of 7 days of apparent calm in the effusive activity, it picked up again on 11 September as a new lava flow returned to the western flank of the main crater and continues to descend into the Geldingadalir valley.
Small lava fountains are being observed in the field of lava in the Geldingadalir valley and continue to erupt.
The activity quickly intensified accompanied by a strongly rising signal of volcanic tremor indicating rapid magma flux towards the surface.

Timelapse video of the returned effusive eruption on 11 September showing illuminated sky over Grindavik (source: @ar_etsch/twitter)

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Lava fountain and two lava flows this morning at Fagradalsfjall in Iceland (image: RUV webcam)
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Eruption in Iceland this evening (image: RUV live webcam)
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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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