A fountain of lava surged into the air on August 29 after a fissure in the Holuhraun lava field between Iceland’s Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes erupted. The lava gushed from the fissure at 15.9 million gallons per minute (1,000 cubic meters per second) at 7 a.m. local time, three hours after the eruption began.
Seismic activity began shaking the Bardarbunga volcano in mid-August, with thousands of earthquakes underneath signaling fresh magma was burrowing underground.
The website Guide to Iceland have posted some amazing photographs of the eruption and are allowing us to republish them here. The images showcase the scarlet lava in stark contrast to the barren grey of the landscape. All pictures were taken by their co-founder, lurie Belegurschi.
A recommendation from lurie Belegurschi: Do not try this without proper training!