The Holuhraun eruption has been ongoing for almost a week now, and many photographers dream of taking photos of it, but only media photographers are allowed into the area.
Among the photographers that are allowed into the area is Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson. He took some of the most famous photographs of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and has been photographing eruptions for almost 40 years.
„I think I've photographed every eruption in Iceland since 1975," says Ragnar.
„This is the best one so far, it beats them all. I've never seen such a wonderful-looking eruption before.
Ragnar says that the setting is incredibly photogenic.
„We have water, we have reflections, we have lava, plumes reaching high into the sky, we have the sky being coloured by the eruption; this is a feast for photographers."
Ragnar is taking photos for Time Magazine, as can be seen here and also for the BBC. "They can't wait to get the photos," adds Ragnar.
Last night lava from the eruption encompassed over nine square kilometers.
"There's gonna be activity here for a few years. Not this particular eruption, it'll end and another one will start up elsewhere, and this will clearly erupt in a glacier," said volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson last night.
The Holuhraun eruption is still ongoing, but scientists are setting off to determine if the pressure in the magma chamber has gone down or just moved elsewhere. Right now the primary concern is the presence of gas in the area.
Since midnight today, around 300 earthquakes have occurred in the area around Bardarbunga.
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was recorded on the Bárðarbunga caldera this morning, and another of magnitude 5.2 at 11:41 UTC in the same region.
Magma started flowing in Holuhraun at 5:00 AM this morning. The eruption is located on the same fissure as the previous eruption on Friday morning, but is many times larger. This is the third eruption in the Bárðarbunga region in roughly a week, and the largest by far.
Armann Hoskuldsson, a scientist at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland, took some amazing photographs in the early morning when scientists witnessed the eruption in Holuhraun north of Dyngjujokull.
An eruption has started again in Holuhraun, just north of Dyngjujokull in Iceland. The eruption was visible from a live webcam at 5:49 AM local time.
The eruption in the Holuhraun lava field in Iceland has no impact on air traffic from Keflavik airport, at least at this stage.
A scientist at the IMO in Iceland located about five kilometres from the eruption in Holuhraun, north of Dyngjujökull, estimates that the fissure is about one kilometer long.
The eruption near Bardarbunga volcano is not considered a risk to international flight plans.
Webcams show that lava eruption has started in Holuhraun, north of Dyngjujökull.
The alert phase for flight over Askja has been raised to yellow. This suggests that the Askja caldera is showing signs of activity beyond the norm.
The cauldrons, detected yesterday, appear to look the same. They have not grown in size.
The cauldrons have been formed as a result of melting, possibly an eruption, uncertain when.