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Eyjafjallajökull update for 5/2/2010

May 2, 2010, 7:29 AM

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Webcam capture of Eyjafjallajökull erupting on May 2, 2010. You can see the steam plume on the middle flanks of the volcano - this is likely a lava flow coming from the summit vents.

A brief update on activity at Eyjafjallajökull:

Overnight, the lava flows from Eyjafjallajökull could be seen in the crater of the ice cap - some of the images posted by Eruptions readers are simply stunning. You can clearly see the red glow of the strombolian eruptions at the vent, and the glow of the lava flows as they had down the slope of the volcano. This has brought a lot of new melting to the snow/glacier on the volcano, and the evidence of that can be seen in the flooding near the volcano. Recent reports have indicated that the harmonic tremor at the volcano has increased today (icelandic - english translation) as well (usually a signal that accompanies magma movement underground). However, there are so far no suggestions that the nature of the eruption has changed over the last eight days. This morning, you can definitely see the evidence of the lava flows working their way downhill with a large steam plume on the flanks of Eyjafjallajökull (see webcam image above).

UPDATE 12:15 PM EDT 5/2/2010: More news on the increased tremor, in icelandic and english.

{Hat tip to Jón Frímann, Woodson and others for links in this post.}

 

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