While it’s unclear what could happen next, this fissure eruption is one of the more desirable ways for Iceland’s highly active underworld to let off some steam. The relatively calm eruptions have yet to produce much ash, and they also did not melt through the glacier, which could have caused serious flooding in the area.
The new eruption prompted the authorities in Iceland to briefly raise the alert for air travel to red, but within a few hours when it was determined that the eruption was not producing any threatening ash in the atmosphere, the restricted flight area around the area was cancelled. As of this writing, no flight restrictions are in effect and airports are open in Iceland.
An eruption of a volcano nearer to the capital of Reykjavik in 2010 disrupted flight traffic over Europe for days, leading to the cancellation of over 100,000 flights.
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The above photo is of the newly started eruption
“The eruption has been going on all day, incredibly. It has not been weeker and if anything it has been stronger in the afternoon,” says Armann Hoskuldsson volcanologist, but he is in the eruption area. He estimates that between three and four hundred cubic meters of lava flows out of the crack every second.
He says tough to predict a sequel but as the situation is in the evening then no eruption subsided since it began at four in the night. Ármann not prevent the eruption will last several days. “This is graceful. The lava has been much thicker the evening and was probably be about twenty feet in thickness. So lava burst edges now that we were going and then rushes lava completely out of the sand. Since we tested the most, ten meters per minute, it shoots out. “
“The eruption could last for ten years”
“This cycle could last for some nine months, but it might even last for ten years.” says Armann.
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A Code Orange has been issued in light of increased likelihood of an eruption in Bárðarbunga volcano located in the northwestern corner of Vatnajökull glacier, Southeast Iceland, after continued earthquakes in the area this morning, mbl.is reports.
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The Icelandic Met Office, which oversees not only the weather but also earthquakes and possible volcanic eruptions in Iceland, increased the danger level from yellow to orange, which indicates that the volcano shows heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption. The next and highest level code is red, which is issued when an eruption begins.
Kristín Jónsdóttir at the Iceland Met Office told RÚV that magma was on the move under the glacier, trying to break up in two different locations.
Bárðarbunga is Iceland’s second highest mountain at 2,000 meters (6,562 feet).
Indications of an imminent eruption in Bárðarbunga will likely appear several hours beforehand if an eruption begins, according to geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson.
Watch the Eruption Live (If and When it Starts)
If you are interested in seeing an eruption start you might be in luck. A webcam has been placed at Grímsvötn, approximately 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the crater where the eruption might start.
New earthquake meters were also put in place yesterday. Björn Oddsson, a specialist at the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management in Iceland put the camera in place yesterday, ruv.is reports.
You can view the webcam by clicking on the below image of the eruption in Eyjafjallajölull.
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(Nei means No and Já means Yes *** Er eldgos means Is There Eruption)
List of recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland
Eruptions in Iceland since 1902
1981 Krafla 2 eruptions
1980 Krafla 3 eruptions
1977 Krafla 2 eruptions
1973 subaquatic eruption 5 km south of Landeyjar coast
1926 northeast of Eldey
1922 Askja 2 eruptions
1913 Austan Heklu
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