Hekla strain station

Monitoring of Hekla - 7.7.2016

Of the thirty active volcanic systems in Iceland, Hekla is one of the most active and potentially dangerous. In this summary we outline the types of hazards that might occur during the next Hekla eruption, and how the Icelandic Meteorological Office is monitoring the region.

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Steam plumes from Holuhraun lava field - 28.6.2015

Over the past weeks, steam plumes have been seen rising from the Holuhraun lava field. These plumes are not signs of a new eruption. The steam plumes are the consequence of partly solidified lava interacting with water. Meltwater in the outlet rivers from the Dyngjujökull glacier has been increasing, resulting in water coming into contact with the cooling lava front. It is likely that such steam plumes will continue to be seen in the weeks to come.

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Bárðarbunga 2015 - March, April, May - 7.4.2015

Information on the aftermath of Bárðarbunga seismic and volcanic events is given here with notes and observations in March and April 2015. New material is added to the top of the article. In combination, all the monthly articles give an overview of events.

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End of eruption - photos - 28.2.2015

Neither glow in the craters nor at the eruptive fissure were seen in a helicopter flight 27 February 2015. Nor were there any outbreaks of magma to be seen in this surveillance flight over the extensive lava field. Photos by Gísli Gíslason.

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