Volcano Watch: Vogs And Other Toxic Plumes - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Volcano Watch: Vogs And Other Toxic Plumes

Published October 11, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Main photo by
NASA/MODIS

The Holuhraun eruption continues to produce toxic SO2 clouds that ironically have produced some really nice vog sunsets in the capital area.

Another vog sunset, so puretty yet so nasteh. #lceland #eruption

Posted by The Iceland Weather Report on Föstudagur, 10. október 2014

Yesterday, scientists flying over the eruption with the Coast Guard measured toxic plumes as high as 3 km above the craters, reports RÚV.

Today strong north and northeast winds are forecast, meaning the pollution area might widen. SO2 pollution can be expected in most of South Iceland, from the Reykjavík area in the west to Höfn in Hornafjörður in the east.

Since midnight there have been approximately 60 earthquakes at the Bárðarbunga caldera. Most have not been strong though one reached a magnitude of 4.8.

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