Eruption Stable, Seismicity Drops, BBC Arrives Skip to content

Eruption Stable, Seismicity Drops, BBC Arrives

The status of the Holuhraun eruption, north of Vatnajökull glacier, didn’t changed much during the night and volcanic activity remains similar to what it was yesterday evening, according to information from the Icelandic Met Office this morning.

Sensors picked up 110 earthquakes from midnight and until shortly before 7 am and so seismic activity in the area has decreased compared to past nights. The strongest earthquake was of 3.1 magnitude, ruv.is reports.

Most of the earthquakes occurred in the northern intrusive dike but some below Dyngjujökull outlet glacier.

A film crew from the BBC arrived at the eruption site at 10:30 last night, accompanied by Þór Kjartansson, representative of Icelandic film production company True North.

Þór reported to RÚV at 6 this morning that he had observed the volcanic activity increasing steadily through the night in both ends of the fissure and that there had been significant lava flow.

He added that there had been quite a few explosions at the northern end of the fissure.

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