Published on Aug 31, 2014 by newstoday towatch
New video footage shows a fresh eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland’s Holuhraun lava field area.
Iceland has since raised its aviation warning level, but the country’s Met Office said the eruption was “a very calm lava eruption”.
The footage was filmed by Rob Green from the University of Cambridge, as part of a team working with Icelandic researchers monitoring volcanic activity.
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The spookiest thing about a fissure volcano is the crack goes down to the bowels of the earth and could erupt with any amount of force. This was the type of volcano that erupted 250 million years ago (the Siberian Traps) and was responsible for the extinction of the first dinosaurs and 95% of life on earth.