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New Volcanic Eruption in Iceland - Photos

A second effusive fissure eruption started in an ice-free area north of Bardarbunga, early this morning. The eruption is located in the Holuhraun lava field, where a small fissure opened Friday morning. No volcanic ash has been detected but lava has been flowing and flying.

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Volcanic eruption in Iceland has begun

A small lava-erupti­on has been detected und­er the Dyngju­jök­ull glacier. Dyngju­jök­ull is a part Vatna­jök­ull, not far from Bárðarbunga. The aviation color code for the Bárðarbunga volcano has been changed from orange to red.

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Possi­ble Volcanic Erupti­on in Ice­land - Earthquake Swarms

It has been over 3 years since the last eruption in Iceland. However, there are signs that an eruption might be in the works near remote Bárðarbunga - a powerful Icelandic volcano located on Vatnajökull glacier. Two major earthquake swarms have been measured since August 16th. Seismic acti­vity is of­ten the precursor of an erupti­on.

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