Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Volcanic Eruption in Iceland (2014-09-02)


Activation time (UTC): 2014-09-02 18:30:00 Event time (UTC): 2014-09-01 12:23:00 Event type: Other

Activation reason:
On September the 1st 2014 a new volcanic eruption in southeast Iceland fountained lava nearly 200 feet into the air. Lava is spewing from the same crack as a small eruption that occurred Friday. The fissure slices through the 200-year-old Holuhraun lava field, between Bardarbunga volcano and Askja volcano. The volcanic activity kicked off Aug. 16, when thousands of small earthquakes underneath the Bardarbunga volcano signaled fresh magma (molten rock) was burrowing underground. This map has not been validated with in-situ data.

Reference maps produced: 7 Delineation maps produced: 4 Grading maps produced: 0

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2014):  Volcanic Eruption in Iceland (2014-09-02). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2014-09-02
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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66.2244035832° N, -16.0885191786° E, 64.4568249919° S, -18.0089195146° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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