The total flow of lava from all the craters of the eruption sites in and around Geldingadalur was about eight cubic meters per second in the past 24 hours. This is shown by the results of geoscientists based on data obtained by flight at noon today. Aerial photographs were taken from Garðaflug’s aircraft with the Hasselblad camera of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History and modeled on the lava flows in Geldingadalur, Meradalur and the fissure that formed at midnight on 6 April. The flow according to these measurements is about 50% more than was the longest in the eruption.

The area doubles

The northernmost crater is the strongest, with about two thirds of the total flow, but one third is divided fairly evenly between the older eruption sites in Geldingadalur and the newest fissure that lies between them. This is stated in an announcement from the Institute of Earth Sciences. The area of the lava has approximately doubled in the last two days, and the total volume has reached almost nine million cubic meters.