VIDEO: Iceland Volcano Now Spreads Over 30 Miles

By  //  January 17, 2015

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Started to erupt in August last year

ABOVE VIDEO: Shows lava flowing off Bárðarbunga. Since Thursday morning, over 40 earthquakes have been detected at Bárðarbunga; the largest was an M4.3 which occurred Thursday at the northern rim of the caldera.

ICELAND – Something extraordinary is happening in Iceland…Lava keeps on flowing from the Bardarbunga volcano and started to erupt in August last year.

Sustained seismic activity has occurred in Bárðarbunga for some years only recently leading to an eruption, the previous eruption was in 1910.

There has been frequent volcanic activity outside the glacier to the south-west in the highlands between Vatnajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, also to the north-east toward Dyngjufjöll.

Since Thursday morning, over 40 earthquakes have been detected at Bárðarbunga; the largest was an M4.3 which occurred Thursday at the northern rim of the caldera.

The lava field now spreads over more than 80 square kilometres, as amazing now aerial footage shows.

High values of sulphuric dioxide are still being recorded and this has, in the past, led to evacuations of local villages.

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In 2010, a cloud of abrasive ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, a different region of Iceland, closed much of Europe’s air space for six days after an eruption under the ice cap.

This time there has been no disruption which is allowing a birds eye view of this masterpiece of Mother Nature.

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