New eruption in Iceland
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New eruption in Iceland

Erik is currently in Iceland to take part in the annual glacier trip to Vatnajökull (Vorferð) with JÖRFÍ. However, he was extremely lucky to even see the onset of the most recent volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula. He was taking part in the weekly geophysical meeting at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland while suddenly at the end of the meeting, the monitors in the meeting room showed a new eruption had started – see photo above by Erik Sturkell. Really spectacular eruption this one. The dikes surrounding Grindavík still holds the lava out but probably only a matter of time before they can’t hold it back anymore. Erik will report once he is back from Iceland. With respect to the glacier trip, the weather is so bad in Iceland that it appears more and more unlikely that Erik will be able to take part in the trip. Lots of snow in the north and severe storm over the southern part – see weather map here below. Notice the scale, really windy!