Dear friends of Camper Iceland
The Volcano is back online! We promised several customers to inform immediately if the volcano would erupt again. Now hear this! Now hear this! It’s back to its former glory. Some say that this eruption is different then the last one. A fissure eruption has started on a continuous fissure on the Reykjanes Peninsula. “This is at the place where the eruption was expected to occur,” says Páll Einarsson, geophysicist and professor emeritus.
Magma has reached the surface of the earth on the Reykjaness Peninsula, more specifically in the western Meradölum (Meradalur) – about 1.5 km north of Stóra-Hrút. Earth fires are burning there again, for the first time since September last year, when lava stopped flowing at Fagradalsfjall. Upon initial inspection of webcams, magma appears to have surfaced at 1:18 p.m. Gas is coming from the volcano and the civil defense has been informed about the eruption. The progress of the matter is monitored below the live broadcast of the eruption.