After a few weeks of earthquakes shaking up the region, the Bárðarbunga volcanno south of Askja has woken from its slumber in late August this year. The first sign of this event was a fissure that opened up in Holuhraun, north of Dyngjujökull, issuing smoke and magma.
In less than two weeks the lava flows have advanced over 10 km. Two additional fissures appeared less than 2 km from the glacier. Here are some links to kepe track of the eruption:
And below are a few impressive videos of the phenomenon, and a bonus video on pronouncing the volcano's name!
photo credit : Einar Gudman