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Eyjafjallajökull/Fimmvörðuhálsi eruption: another satellite image at the NASA Earth Observatory 30 March 2010

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Eruption of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland, 26 March 2010 (NASA Earth Observatory)

Hot on the heels of the Advanced Land Imager’s view of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption showcased by the NASA Earth Observatory a few days ago comes this MODIS image captured by the Terra satellite on 26 March 2010 which shows very clearly the location of the current activity at Fimmvörduháls, between the two icecaps of Eyjafjallajökull (west) and Mýrdalsjökull (east). It is fortunate that the eruption is between the icecaps and not beneath them: a subglacial eruption would threaten to unleash a meltwater flood or jökulhlaup.

Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland – NASA Earth Observatory, 29 March 2010

Meanwhile, the Fimmvörduháls webcam operated by Icelandic telecomms company Míla is providing great close-up images of the eruption once again. Vigorous fire fountain activity is visible even in daylight. This view was captured at 18:28 GMT this evening:

Eyjafjallajokull fra Fimmvorduhalsi 2010-03-30

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

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1. Chris - 31 March 2010

I visited the site yesterday – and this was really amazing. Quite a lot of activity and a lot of people there watching it. There has been news in the radio that almost 10% of the icelandic population saw the volcano.

2. admin - 31 March 2010

I’m not surprised – I’d be there If I possibly could!

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