The Holuhraun eruption 2014 in pictures

Ragnar Axelsson took this amazing photo of the sunrise over …

Ragnar Axelsson took this amazing photo of the sunrise over the lava field. mbl.is/Ragnar Axelsson

It's been four months since the eruption at Holuhraun began and it's still going strong. According to Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland, it could still be some months until the eruption subsides. 

According to the Scientific Advisory Board at the Icelandic Met Office, insubstantial changes have been in the  eruption in Holuhraun over the last few weeks. The lava is now flowing inside a closed channel to the eastern edge of the lava field, about 15 km from the crater. Lava is also running to the north.

The new lava field now spans a total of 83 square kilometres. 

Pictured is a selection of photographs from the Holuhraun eruption by the photographers of Morgunblaðið / Mbl.is news. 

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The sun shining through the smoke of the eruption.

The sun shining through the smoke of the eruption. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

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A great deal of gas pollution is eminated from the …

A great deal of gas pollution is eminated from the eruption. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

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Mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

A red sun rising through a cloud of pollution from …

A red sun rising through a cloud of pollution from the Holuhraun eruption. Mbl.is/Golli

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mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

A fissure eruption started at Holuhraun lava North of Dyngjujökull …

A fissure eruption started at Holuhraun lava North of Dyngjujökull glacier in Vatnajökull glacier on August 29th 2014. Kristinn Garðarsson

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