New rifts closer to the glacier
News report from mbl.is
Guğmundur K. Sigurdórsson, editor of local news-web Sunnlenska, flew
over the new rifts south of the first rift that formed in Holuhraun. The
rifts are closer to Dyngjujökull Glacier.
"It's scary to see the new rifts so much closer to the glacier than the
previous rift," Guğmundur said to an mbl.is journalist. Fresh rifts
opened up during the night in Holuhraun, 2 kilometers north of Dyngjujökull.
Currently, there are no indications of the eruption slowing down.
According to Guğmundur, the new rifts are very long, but not as powerful
as the previous one. "It looked more like the new rifts were sizzling
and boiling," whereas the original rift looks more like lava explosions.
"It's hard to describe this. It's all very majestic and obviously a
lot of power underground. The colors are amazing and the lava is flowing in
all directions." Guğmundur flew over the Fimmvörğuháls eruption in
2010, and says that this eruption looks completely different.