Fagradalsfjall volcano update: spatter ramparts and spatter cone along fissure

Thu, 4 Aug 2022, 05:06
05:06 AM | BY: MARTIN
Spatter ramparts and the spatter cone at the current eruption site (image:  Gisli Olafsson/twitter)
Spatter ramparts and the spatter cone at the current eruption site (image: Gisli Olafsson/twitter)
Spatter cone forming around the vent (image:  Ben Edwards/twitter)
Spatter cone forming around the vent (image: Ben Edwards/twitter)
The effusive eruption has continued throughout the last night.
The continuous "curtain of fire" has been already building elongated steep-sided ridges due to piling up hot, juvenile and plastic lava fragments around the fissure, so-called spatter ramparts.
The RÚV launched another live streaming showing the better, full-size fissure view where a new spatter cone is being observed that has formed above the vent.
The first estimated lava flow rate is about 20-50 m3/second.

The helicopter is flying over the eruptive fissure (source: @salvor/twitter)

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