"Lava has been splattering out of the crater all night long"

mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

“Lava has been splattering out of the crater all night long, but the edges of the lava field are not moving at all.”

This is what Jóhanna Malen Skúladóttir, a natural hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, says to mbl.is. The eruption at Sundhnúkagígar crater row has been ongoing for 19 days or since May 29.

Skúladóttir says that the crater has a fairly stable activity and that the night before, there was no movement on the lava tongue at the defense walls.

There is a slow wind in the area and she says that gas pollution could pass over the capital area later today, but otherwise, it is relatively localized to the Reykjanes area. She says that tonight gas pollution could pass over Selfoss and other places in South Iceland.

You can monitor gas pollution in real-time on the website loftgaedi.is

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