Eruption site will reopen at 10 today
The site was closed for tourists over the past two days (7th-8th August), in order to avoid the storm passing through the tourist attraction and keep the public safe.
Source: Almannavarnir 9 August 2022
eruption site is closed for now
The Civil Defense and other emergency units make an appointment at 09:30 local time today to reassess the situation if the eruption will be allowed to watch again or not.
Some lava jets surpass 100 meters in height
Several fissure vents have been reduced to three vents since the eruption began, but continue at a higher intensity in each vent.
Pulsating lava fountains shoot a glowing plastic material up to 100 meters height that continues to feed the lava into a 1 km long stream toward the east of the crater (watch a video below).
A volcano-tectonic earthquake with magnitude M 4.1 occurred at 11:52 local time today on the Reykjanes Peninsula, west of Lake Kleifarvatn (5.6 km north-northeast of Krýsuvík, at 5.2 km depth).
Lava samples reveal similar composition to last year eruption
Magnesium oxide (MgO) concentrations in rapidly cooled glass were measured approx. 7.5% with titanium dioxide (TiO2) and potassium oxide (K₂O) ratio of 0.25. The 2022 lava has a similar composition to the 2021 lava.
A current lava temperature of the new eruption is 1190-1200 °C.
Magma likely comes from the upper part of the earth's crust where has remained over the past months.
Source: Institute of Earth Sciences volcano activity update 6 August 2022