Bardarbunga 09.09.2014

interactive map

timeline graph

Iceland 094092014


mag<1= 50 , mag1= 81 , mag2= 11 , mag3= 3 , mag4= 1 , mag5= 1
total= 147 , total energy released= 1,016.8733

* IMO’s reviewed data is currently unavailable, for the sake of continuity I have used their preliminary data, edited to contain only events with over 90.01% quality. The map and graph above reflect this data, it is not final.
Daily status report 09. September 2014 – compiled by IMO (Icelandic Met Office) and IES (Institute of Earth Sciences)
The eruptive activity at Holuhraun continues at similar intensity
Lava flows to the East at similar rates as yesterday. The lava is now flowing in the river bed of Jökulsá á Fjöllum. No explosive activity due to the lava and river water interaction has been observed, but steam rises from the lava.
Concentrations of SO2, comparable to those measured yesterday in Reyðarfjörður, may affect people with underlying respiratory problems although others should not experience any significant discomfort.
Gas emissions at the eruption site remain high.
Scientists on the site, have had to leave the area repeatedly as concentrations of gas reached dangerous levels, due to sudden changes in wind conditions.
At the eruption site local wind anomalies can occur due to thermal convection from the hot lava. This makes the conditions on site extremely dangerous as winds can change suddenly and unpredictably.

Cross Sections

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09092014 latitude cross sectionlatitude cross section reference mapreference map 09092014 longitude cross sectionlongitude cross section

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