Amazing bird’s eye view of lava fields in Iceland
COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv
The Holuhraun lava field has spread across a area greater than the island of Manhattan in the largest eruption since the 18th century. Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, became the venue for an amazing natural phenomenon on August 29, when lava began making its way through its northern fissures. Now it has become the largest eruption since the Laki eruption in 1783-84, which killed 20 percent of the island’s population. At the beginning of January, NASA estimated the scale of the lava field as more than 84 square kilometers, which is 1.3 times larger than the island of Manhattan.