Bárðarbunga

The Bárðarbunga volcanic system resides in Iceland and recently had its alert level raised to the second highest level of orange. There has also been a fury of intense seismic activity in the area since the 16th of August.

Bardarbunga is considered a super-volcano with a crater of just over 16 miles wide. The volcano currently resides 2300 feet under the ice cap.

Throughout history there have been large eruptions every 250–600 years. Þjórsá Lava is the largestholocene lava flow on the earth,[1] it originated fromBárðarbunga

Bardarbunga_caldera SV

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28843968

 

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