Post by Shibumi-Mandeville I-12/Hwy59 on Mar 23, 2021 14:31:54 GMT -6
here is a 24hr live cam set up showing the eruption.
Have been reading about this area...its been 600 some odd years since this area saw an eruption.
There is a conversation that this might be a shield eruption since the lava is being identified as coming straight from the earth's mantle instead of most of the recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland that are shallower pools of magma.
Many shield volcano eruptions last for a long time...even years. Way too soon to tell.
If it is a long-lasting shield eruption depending on the lava flow it could affect travel to and from Iceland by air as the main road from the airport passes as close as 8 miles from the eruption site...though it's further given the terrain it would have to overcome to reach it. It's closer to the coast to the south in the opposite direction.
Post by Shibumi-Mandeville I-12/Hwy59 on Apr 5, 2021 8:44:54 GMT -6
I have noticed over the last 24 hours a visible lessening of lava flow from the twin cinder cones at the eruption site...and now perhaps the reason for it...a new fissure eruption has opened about a half-mile from the main eruption site. The fissure is estimated at 500 meters long.
Post by Shibumi-Mandeville I-12/Hwy59 on Apr 10, 2021 16:46:28 GMT -6
Really cool....this is a guy from a very small news outlet in Reykjavik (I actually remember going into their office for some tourist info).
You get to hear a Icelandic accent....though he isn't exactly the polished field reporter.
If you want to get to the good stuff......go to about 10:45....you will hear exclamations in the background as a large lava pool breaks through the harder lava holding it back and it absolutely pours out....then around 16+ he flies the drone for some amazing video. All of the red hot lava in the foreground came from the break mentioned earlier in a bit more than an hour. Amazing.
And when the drone lands I think it might have been unplanned....it seems it landed on the lava!