Iceland's mega-volcano could erupt again say geologists

Magma may again be accumulating under Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano.

An eruption on Holuhraun.

An eruption on Holuhraun. Image by Sparkle Motion / CC BY 2.0

The volcanic system last erupted at Holuhraun, between August 2014 and February 2015, creating a 85 sq km lava field – the largest in Iceland for 250 years – and producing more sulphur than Europe does over the course of a year. Holuhraun is 40km southwest of Bárðarbunga itself, but geologists believe the next eruption could be in the volcano itself. Read more: 

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