Tilkynning um breytingu á litakóða eldfjalls


Tími: 10. maí 2021, 13:59

Litakóði:  Appelsínugulur 

Númer eldfjalls: 371030

The eruption in Fagradalsfjall continues at one main vent (the fifth opening that opened in the area). The activity has been characterized by lava fountains for the past weeks and showed a temporarily change over the week end when the regular fountains stopped. The pulsating behavior started again on the 9th in the morning, as confirmed by the tremor signal. Fountains can get up to 500 m above sea level and lava spatters and clasts are thrown far away from the crater. Few-cm sized tephra have been found at around 1 km from the vent and a minor tephra fallout has been reported occurring at the nearby town Gríndavík yesterday (9th of May). Some fires are triggered by the falling pyroclasts that are still hot when they hit the ground. This occurs up to hundreds of meters around the eruption site. Opening of new eruptive fractures, lava flows, gas pollution, flying hot rocks, minor tephra fallout, burning grass are the hazards currently affecting the eruption site.

Hæð gosmökkvar:
The base of the volcanic cloud is discernible from the webcameras. The top of the plume today is getting higher than 2 km asl.

Aðrar upplýsingar um gosmökk:
The gas plume is well detected by satellite and occasionally it is possibly to see its puffing structure.

Nánar um vá:
Some gas pollution is expected in the south and south-west of the Reykjanes peninsula today and tomorrow.

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