New eruption in Eyjafjallajökull
Thursday 15, April 2010
After a few days of quiet in Eyjafjallajökull volcano, a new and much more forceful eruption has begun west of Fimmvörðuháls, under the ice-cap.
The eruption is below the highest peak of Eyjafjallajökull, at the southern rim of the caldera.
A plume rises at least 8 km into the air. No lava is seen yet but melt-water flows both north and south of the mountain.
Aerial photograph: Eyjafjallajökull ice-cap seen from the northwest, 11th September 1992. The caldera is auspicious at the top. The glacier which runs from the caldera towards the north and onto lowland is named Gígjökull, see lagoon in front. Photo: Oddur Sigurðsson.
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