Holuhraun: 4 Square Kilometres Of Lava

Holuhraun: 4 Square Kilometres Of Lava

Published September 2, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photo by
Johanne Schmith

Lava exuding from the Holuhraun eruption stretches 3.5 kilometres from the centre of the fissure and measures approximately 1.6 kilometres at its widest point, reports Vísir.

According to the Icelandic Met Office the Holuhraun fissure is 1.5 km long with continuous eruption taking place in a 600-800 m long central section. The area of the lava is roughly 4 square kilometres.

Currently, none of the tributaries of the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum touches the lava edge.

whitecloud jardvisindastofnun

A white blueish cloud has been rising from the eruption but its white colour does not suggest that it is an ash cloud. The cloud is about 10 km wide, 30 km northeast of the eruptive site.

The Civil Protection Department has posted four possible developments going forward and continue to provide up-to-date information about the eruption via their Facebook Page.

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