The lava fields from the three active eruption sites on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula have now become connected. Lava spewing from the three sources has joined to form a single unbroken field that fills Geldingadalir valley (where the eruption began) and stretches into Meradalir valley to the east. The map below shows the eruption sites (red) and lava fields (purple and black).
The eruption began on March 19 in Geldingadalir, where two vents continue to erupt. Two other fissures opened on Monday, April 5, to the northeast of the first vents, and a third fissure opened between the two sites around midnight on the night of April 6. All three eruption sites remain active.
The eruption currently poses no threat to inhabited areas or aviation. Toxic gas can be harmful to humans at the eruption site as well as in nearby areas.