Shortly after midday on August 3rd the Meradalir eruption kicked off. A 300 metre long fissure opened in the flank of Meradalahnjúkur, a mountain in the Meradalir valley. Very quickly a brand new lava lake appeared, which formed on top of the lava field that was created in the Geldingadalir eruption of 2021.
A few days later, on August 6th, the activity concentrated itself to the centralmost vents and began building up a spatter cone. Because the lava lake kept rising, the cone didn’t really manage to grow to a massive size as was the case in 2021. Several days later, the activity starts dying down slowly.
On August 20th the only visible activity at the crater is gas rising from it. No lava is visibly exiting the crater and activity dropped to a low. After a little over two weeks, the eruption was almost coming to an end.
New Earth: My Book About the 2021Geldingadalir Eruption
In December 2021, I self-published a book about the eruption in Geldingadalir “New Earth” became a uniquely personal, photography- and experience-focused book covering the recent volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir from the first until the last day it was active.
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