Volcano Has Maybe Stopped Erupting, Not 100% Sure - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Volcano Has Maybe Stopped Erupting, Not 100% Sure

Published February 28, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Norðurflug

Víðir Reynisson, Department Head at Iceland’s Civil Protection has told RÚV that although it looks as if Holuhraun has stopped erupting, it is too soon to say for certain.

In the past few days the lava flow has decreased significantly and a video from Norðurflug helicopter pilot, Gísli Gíslason, shows that molten lava is no longer visible on the surface of the volcanic crater.

Holuhraun eruption in Iceland 27feb2015 from Nordurflug Helicopter Tours on Vimeo.

A Coast Guard helicopter flew over the eruption site last night with scientists to investigate the eruption and further deliberation to determine whether the eruption has ended or not is expected today.

Seismic activity has slowed and in the past days there have been no recorded earthquakes measured with a magnitude higher than 3.

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