New Fissure near Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

New Fissure near Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland
  • Credit:

    NASA image by Robert Simmon, using ALI data from the EO-1 team. Caption by Robert Simmon.

A new volcanic fissure near Eyjafjallajökull in southern Iceland indicates that the eruption at Fimmvörduháls is still going strong. The vent opened on the afternoon of March 31st, to the northwest of the original vent. This natural-color satellite image shows the area of the eruption on April 1. The image was acquired by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.

  1. Reference

  2. Iceland Review Online. (2010, April 1). Iceland: New Craters open up. “We saw the Earth open up’ Accessed March 26, 2010.

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  • Data Date:

    April 1, 2010
  • Visualization Date:

    April 2, 2010
  • Sensor(s):

    EO-1 - ALI
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration