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The fires of Fimmvörðuhálsi 28 March 2010

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A new webcam is providing dramatic live images of the Eyjafjallajökull/Fimmvörðuhálsi eruption, particularly after dark. The images below were captured between 20:55 and 21:00 GMT this evening, when the fire fountains seemed to be particularly vigorous.

Eyjafjallajokull fra Fimmvorduhalsi 2010-03-28 [1]

Eyjafjallajokull fra Fimmvorduhalsi 2010-03-28 [2]

Eyjafjallajokull fra Fimmvorduhalsi 2010-03-28 [3]

Eyjafjallajokull fra Fimmvorduhalsi 2010-03-28 [4]

The webcam is provided by Icelandic telecommunications company Míla, and can be found at this link: Eyjafjallajökull frá Fimmvörðuhálsi. Also available from Míla, the Eyjafjallajökull frá Þórólfsfelli webcam (which is situated further from the seat of the eruption).

UPDATE. The Fimmvörðuhálsi camera has broken down. Oh well, no doubt they will get it fixed in due course.

For all our Eyjafjallajökull coverage: Eyjafjöll « The Volcanism Blog.

Global Volcanism Program: Eyjafjöll – summary information for Eyjafjallajökull, which the GVP calls Eyjafjöll (1702-02=)
Eyjafjallajökull eruption March 2010 – summary of events from the University of Iceland’s Nordic Volcanological Center
Photos from Fimmvörðuháls – images and information from the Iceland Meteorological Office

The Volcanism Blog


1. James - 29 March 2010

Bear in mind it always seems a lot more vigourous at night due to flaring of the webcam. However, it’s certainly showing no signs of letting up, really!

Tremor dropped sharply last night but seems to be spiking back up again very rapidly. Interesting. I’m enquiring with those more knowledgable than I what exactly could cause this.

2. admin - 29 March 2010

The Fimmvorduhalsi camera is back online this morning. Fire fountains were clearly visible a little while ago (around 11:00 GMT) even in daylight. Interesting to hear about the tremor: a new magmatic injection under way, increasing pressure within the system?

3. Cynthia - 29 March 2010

I would like to thank all of those who allow for Geological witness of these eruptions. It is truly amazing how powerful a considered small eruption can be. The webcams do provide for us to see all of the diferent phases of eruptions. Really Amazing!

4. James - 29 March 2010

Even those in the know aren’t sure about the tremor variation. It dropped steeply and then climbed back quite rapidly again. One theory is that gas pressure is leaking out elsewhere, probably deeper in the system. They should know more soon, hopefully.

5. Cynthia - 29 March 2010

Just was looking at the webcam with the distance from the volcano, it is sure busy at this moment. I would expect the fountainint is reaching a minimum height of 2-3K. WOW the lava river is also moving a good distance, does anyone know how far the `A`a flow has reached?

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