This is a short update on the eruption in Fagradalsfjall mountain that is part of the Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcano system.
Yesterday (13-April-2021) the following thing happened around 09:00 UTC.
- Four new crater started erupting. This did not reduce the lava output of the other craters that are erupting.
- This means that now are total of eight craters erupting in the eruption in Fagradalsfjall mountain. The area is slowly being buried by fresh lava as the eruption goes on.
- On Sunday 18-April-2021 it is going to be 1 month (30 days*) since the eruption in Fagradalsfjall mountain started. *This is a calendar thing, but using a website to calculate this correctly then this is the correct day using 30 day month calendar.
- There continues to be high risk of new eruption fissures opening up without warning. Both north and south of the crater 1.
- Gas output from the eruption has more than doubled in last few days. This is starting to create problem if wind blow the gas over populated areas.
I don’t have any more updates as is. If anything more happens I’ll update soon as I can. Since there is a risk of this eruption is going to last for a real long time, up to several years I might change my update schedule from what it is now. I’ll figure that out as the eruption continues.
News of the new craters
Drónamyndir: Fjórir nýir gígar (Rúv.is, video, map of the new craters)
Update 18:24 UTC
Morgunblaðið has released new video of the eruption craters.
Flögrað yfir nýju gígunum (mbl.is)
Article updated at 18:25 UTC.