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12 hours ago, ramit said:

1 week time lapse

 

Amazing footage but I'm struggling to get an idea of the size & scale of it. How big are the cones in relation to the surrounding ground?

Sorry if this is a stupid question but there's never a reference point to gauge the size.

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15 minutes ago, Wolfie said:

Amazing footage but I'm struggling to get an idea of the size & scale of it. How big are the cones in relation to the surrounding ground?

Sorry if this is a stupid question but there's never a reference point to gauge the size.

Very small. Probably less than 50 metres high. This type of eruption consists of very runny lava (think maple syrup as opposed to toothpaste) which is extremely hot, so the cones are very unstable and frequently collapse. There is probably no more than 10 cubic metres per second peak flow, so it will spread out over a wide area, filling a valley before it flows down into the next one.

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12 minutes ago, Wolfie said:

Amazing footage but I'm struggling to get an idea of the size & scale of it. How big are the cones in relation to the surrounding ground?

Sorry if this is a stupid question but there's never a reference point to gauge the size.

It's not a stupid question, but the answer is a bit questionable

As i haven't been there, i can only gauge it from pics and videos and the cones keep changing, collapses occur, but would estimate the largest one to be about 30 meters high.  There will probably be more cones as this thing rumbles on.

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More vents are possibly opening up south of the main cone.  The northernmost vent is dying down, which indicates to some scientists that elevation over sea is a determining factor in where new vents will open.  Gas pollution in Reykjavík today.

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