Holuhraun Eruption: The End Is Nigh - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Holuhraun Eruption: The End Is Nigh

Published February 21, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Axel Sigurðarson

The Holuhraun eruption at Bárðarbunga has begun to slow, with experts predicting the eruption will end in the coming weeks, reports RÚV.

According to Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, a geophysicist with the Institute of Earth Sciences, the lava lake which up until now has been constantly replenished with new lava has slowed rapidly.

The development indicates that the eruption should end in the coming weeks though Magnús could not specifically predict which day the eruption would end.

In addition to a decrease in lava, there have also been fewer earthquakes and a slowing of the subsidence of Bárðarbunga caldera.

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