Holuhraun Eruption

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The fissure in Holuhraun (South east Iceland) erupts continuously along it’s 600-800m central section. The lava stretches over 4 square kilometres with an estimated 20-30 million cubic metres, 5-10 million cubic metres in the last 19 hours, the average flow is about 100 cubic metres per second. A white plume rises about the eruption to 15000 feet reaching 60km NNE, there does not appear to be any ash but high levels of sulphur dioxide have been recorded. Seismic activity around the area is similar to previous days but is reduced as a result of the release of pressure from the eruption.