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2nd. fissure eruption started.

August 31, 2014

VolcanoCafé

Today in the morning hours the fissure which had produced lava flows 2 days ago erupted again. One could get quite a good glimpse on the ongoing eruption on the Milacams.

The eruption occurs at the same place as last time ( Holuhraun). The fissure seems to be 1,5 to 1,8 km long. It appears in a place called Holuhraun ( Quote Carl: “Soon to be Holudyngja, and after that we have Holubunga.” ) but the lava comes from Bardarbunga through a fewer tube. The new shield volcano which might be forming does not yet have a magma chamber of its own.

21onbyd Eruption starting.CreditS: Junior

Both following gifs by sCyborg

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Tremor looked like this: Thanks BillG

fk1l5sImages from the University of Iceland start popping up on Twitter and many of them are simply stunning.

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New lavaflows. Credit Uni Iceland via Twitter New lavaflows. Credit Uni Iceland via Twitter

avalonlightphotoart did a lay over to google earth…

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