Resumption of fissure eruption close to Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

Resumption of fissure eruption close to Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

The fissure eruption in the western part of the Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system, close to Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, periodically continued since the start of July.

Lava fountaining and overflows from the fifth vent were occasionally visible, and lava from the crater flowed in tubes as well as on the surface.

Occasional rim collapses generated minor ash plumes on July 2 based on footage captured by a visitor, according to the GVP.

The longest pause in the eruption so far, also reflected in seismic data, began near midnight on July 5 and ended early on July 7, according to a news source. Other sources mention July 11 as the re-start of the eruption.

The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange due to the lack of ash and tephra emissions, though IMO warned of the potential for lapilli and scoria fallout within a 650 m (2 130 feet) radius of the active vent.

Authorities warned of increased gas emissions hazards.

Sigfús Steindórsson took the following video from the Hafnarfjörður in the Reykjavík capital area on July 11.

Featured image credit: Sigfús Steindórsson 


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