The Holuhraun (aka Bárðarbunga) Eruption Ends…

Holuhraun 3rd September 2014. Photo: Richard Yeo.From Icelandic Met Office

 After six months, the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun has stopped. The eruption began August 31, 2014 and ended February 27, 2015 – 181 days total duration. The resulting lava field measures 85 square kilometers.

Even as the lava flow has ceased there are concerns about a sub-glacial eruption at the volcano Bárðarbunga. The last sub-glacial eruption at Eyjafjallajökull caused air traffic delays and cancellations affecting millions of people. The potential for flooding and increased gas pollution continue even as the flow of lava has stopped.