The natural color scene is overlaid with an infrared signal to help distinguish the lava’s heat signature. The active part of the fissure and the origin of a volcanic plume are apparent. This is seen in a bright orange slit centered in the image. Lava flows can be seen surrounding toward the top and right of the image where the land is largely empty. toward the bottom of the image is the coastline and the town of Grindavík along a small portion of the coast.

Fresh Flows Spread Across Iceland

The latest fissure eruption on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula was the largest of four recent bouts of activity near the town of Grindavík. View the full story

Credits: NASA Earth Observatory / Lauren Dauphin