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Another eruption if the current one stops

15.09.2014 - 22:19
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„It´s quite clear that there will be another eruption if the Holuhraun eruption stops,“ says Volcanologist Armann Hoskuldsson, who is monitoring the eruption.

The lava field is estimated to cover almost 30 square kilometers by now.

According to Dr. Hoskuldsson the eruptive activity at Holuhraun is less then yesterday. „ I think it is reducing slowly now.“

He says i´ts too soon to say whether the eruption is fading out or not.  But if it stops it´s likely that another eruption will start within days or a few weeks.

The lava is now spreading more to the sides and there is less visible activity in the eruptive craters.

In recent days the IMO (Icelandic Met Office) has warned against possible SO2 pollution in areas in Northeastern Iceland, including the Myvatn lake area, Egilstadir and Reydarfjordur. Today however the pollution levels were considerably lower than before. 

Earthquake rates are similar to recent days according to the Icelandic Med office. Occasional earthquakes have been detected on the caldera rim of Barðarbunga. No event exceeded magnitude 2 after the M5.4 this morning at 08:04

This story, by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV), was updated on 15 September 2014, at 22:19 GMT.

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