New 3D Model of Fagradalsfjall Eruption

Vala Hafstað

A new 3D model of the Fagradalsfjall eruption and lava field, Southwest Iceland, has been posted on the Facebook page of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, mbl.is reports. The model was created by the Photogrammetry Department of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History and is based on photos taken from an aircraft on Wednesday. The photos were processed in Agisoft Metashape.

The project was done in collaboration with the Civil Protection and Emergency Management of Iceland, the National Land Survey of Iceland and the University of Iceland. 

According to the latest information from the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland, the lava volume has reached 38.3 million m3, and the lava area is 2.06 km2. The lava discharge is 10.8 m3 per second.

Take a look at the model and see for yourself. It is interesting, too, to compare it to the one that was created a month ago, on April 18. That way, you can see the amazing change that has occurred since then. Turn it any way you want and look at it from every angle.

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