Volcano Bárðarbunga: a new fissural eruption opens in Iceland

August 29, 2014, a crack opens in the vast plain extending north of Vatnajökull glacier which cover Bárðarbunga volcano. Fountains of lava rise up to several tens of metres and extensive lava flows are pouring this remote area of Est Iceland. Sismicity remains very high under the glacier; Therefore, a similar scenario to one which had paralyzed air traffic during the spring 2010 remains possible. After one long month of activity, the eruption still run at the same rythm. The lava field that extends now to more than 15 kilometres has cut off the river and created new landscapes.


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