Sunday, August 31, 2014

Iceland Volcano Baroarbunga ( August 31 , 2014 ) -Eruption north of Vatnajökull glacier, much more powerful than Friday night's eruption ! No hazard for aircraft yet .

Much more Powerful Eruption

Holuhraun August 31 7.30 Sveinbjörn Steinþórsson
The eruption early Sunday morning. Photo: Sveinbjörn Steinþórsson/
“This eruption is much more powerful than the one on Friday night”, University of Iceland technician Sveinbjörn Steinþórsson, who also saw the Friday night eruption, told this morning. He inspected the eruption along with other scientists.
“The lava spews 20 to 30 meters up (65 to 100 feet), and there are no explosions. The lava is coming up in exactly the same place as in the Friday night eruption, except that the fissure now goes 700-800 meters further to the north (about half a mile). The fissure is now out of the old Holuhraun lava, into the sand to the north.
Now the lava flow is much greater than on Friday. The activity is steady on a 1.200 meter (0.75 miles) crack, but one crater stands alone to the south.”
The scientists left the area at 8 AM. The wind has increased and there is a sandstorm in the area, since there is no rain. The forecast is for worse weather later Sunday.
We now have a video of the eruption on our Facebook page, taken this morning.

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