Fagradalsfjall volcano (Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland): lava overflowed dam and cut off another hiking trail to eruption site

Sat, 18 Sep 2021, 04:14
04:14 AM | BY: MARTIN
Lava flows crossed the hiking trail (image: @EIlyinskaya/twitter)
Lava flows crossed the hiking trail (image: @EIlyinskaya/twitter)
Aerial view of lava flows filling up the Nátthagi valley (bottom right) (image: @EIlyinskaya/twitter)
Aerial view of lava flows filling up the Nátthagi valley (bottom right) (image: @EIlyinskaya/twitter)
A new lava flow map depicts the affected area of hiking trail (image: @EIlyinskaya/twitter)
A new lava flow map depicts the affected area of hiking trail (image: @EIlyinskaya/twitter)
Lava flows just before the overtook the artificial dam (image: @EIlyinskaya/twitter)
Lava flows just before the overtook the artificial dam (image: @EIlyinskaya/twitter)
After the resumption of the effusive eruption at the current site one week ago, the activity shows signs of increasing.
It proves a formation of new lava flows in the upper part of the Nátthagi valley that have continued to fill up the valley.
The effusion of lava continues at elevated discharge rate. This is most likely reflecting at higher pace of the lava that overtook the artificial dam, crossed the hiking trail and leading towards the southern ring road.
Nátthagi valley by now is largely filled with lava flows.

Previous news

Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 05:59
A new lava flow map of the current eruption from 15 September (image: @geoviews/twitter)
A new lava flow map of the current eruption site has been published and updated today. The map depicts a spreading field of lava that continues to advance gradually and slowly filling up the valley of Nátthagi. ... Read all
Tue, 14 Sep 2021, 03:29
Fountaining continues at the lava field in Geldingadalir valley (image: @EIlyinskaya/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. ... Read all
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