Bardarbunga 31.08.2014

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mag<1= 34 , mag1= 135 , mag2= 38 , mag3= 0 , mag4= 1 , mag5= 1
total= 209 , total energy released= 1,088.223
Daily status report 31. August 2014 – compiled by IMO (Icelandic Met Office) and IES (Institute of Earth Scienses)
A lava eruption started in Holuhraun shortly after 04 AM, on the same volcanic fissure, which erupted earlier this week. The fissure is estimated to be 1,5 km long. It was detected on Míla´s web-camera at 05:51 AM. Fewer earthquakes seem to follow the event than in the previous eruption, but more lava is being extruded.
At 07 AM the lava flow was around 1 km wide and 3 km long towards northeast. The thickness was estimated a few meters, the flow about 1000 m3 pr second.
Approximately 500 earthquakes were detected in the area and smaller than before. The strongest earthquake, M3.8 was in the Bárðarbunga caldera. Poor weather conditions prevail in the area, which makes detection of smaller earthquakes difficult.
GPS measurements show continued movements north of Dyngjujökull.
Gas emissions rise to a few hundred meters above the fissure.
Observation from scientists in the field (05:15): It appears that the eruptive fissure is longer than in the last eruption. It is extending north and south on the same fissure. The eruption is a very calm lava eruption and can hardly be seen on seismometers (almost no gosórói). Visual observation confirm it is calm, but continuous.

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