So, Holuhraun Is Still Erupting - The Reykjavik Grapevine

So, Holuhraun Is Still Erupting

Published January 17, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
Main photo by
Axel Sigurðarson

The Holuhraun eruption which began in August of last year is still going strong and producing 50-70 cubic metres of lava each second, reports Vísir.

Heavy seismic activity continues in the Bárðarbunga area, though it is not as significant as it was in the first months following the eruption.

A total of 150 earthquakes, 3 with a magnitude of 4.6 have been measured since January 13.

As reported last year, geophysicists predicted that the Holuhraun eruption would continue into the new year and that the lava flow and SO2 release would gradually slow until coming to a complete and uneventful stop. But for now, she continues to maintain her momentum.

While flying over Holuhraun at the very beginning of the eruption, photographer Axel Sigurðarson captured these stunning photographs that are worth revisiting five months on. You can check out more of Axel’s pictures on his website axelsig.com.

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