As of Saturday, February 28, the eruption at Holuhraun, which began August 31, 2014, ended. Over the past six months, the volcano has been constantly erupting, creating a fiery lava field the size Manhattan, splitting the ground and covering the typically snowy and icy Icelandic scenery. Click here to see some spectacular photos featuring the red-hot lava and magma contrasting with the surrounding icy terrain.
The Scientific Advisory Board of the Icelandic Civil Protection came to this conclusion based on the latest evidence in the eruption area. The area will continue to be closely monitored in case of further developments or changes in volcanic activity. No changes have been made to the restricted area north of Vatnajokull. Gas contamination is still being detected.
Civil Protection authorities are still operating in alert phase although the Aviation Colour Code for Bardarbunga has been downgraded from orange to yellow, according to The Icelandic Met Office.
- The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun, which began on August 31st 2014, has come to an end.
- The area continues to be closely monitored.
- Gas contamination is still detected around the eruption site.
- No changes have been made to the restricted area north of Vatnajökull.
- The Civil Protection still operates in alert phase.
- Aviation Colour Code for Bárðarbunga has been downgraded from orange to yellow.
The next meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Icelandic Civil Protection will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Further information can be found at the Civil Protection Authorities website.