Despite the significant flow of redirected lava, experts do not expect the valley to fill up in the coming days. It will still likely take several more weeks for the lava to overwhelm Suðurstrandarvegur road.
The afternoon show stopped fairly abruptly around 16.00 yesterday, as the volcano entered one of its now-familiar quiet periods, Met Office natural hazards specialist Lovísa Mjöll Guðmundsdóttir confirmed.
The level of volcanic activity remains low at the time of writing, but appears to be growing again slowly. The volcano has been most active in the afternoon during recent days, Lovísa says.