Webcam destroyed by lava

Webcam destroyed by lava

Yesterday, one of the webcams owned by, set up at the eruption site on Mount Fagradalsfjall, was shut down due to technical problems.

It was not yet known that the camera had been destroyed for good, carried away by an inexorable stream of lava. It was only yesterday evening that it was found in the image captured by the drone that the debris of the device was lying at the edge of the lava stream.

Fortunately, in anticipation of this unfortunate event, another webcam was installed.
The camera was not the only device that fell victim to the lava flow yesterday. The same fate befell the Icelandic Meteorological Bureau’s volcanic gas monitoring station south of the camera.

“The station was installed to follow the development of the eruption and record valuable data” Baldur Bergsson, monitoring equipment operator, told Morgunblaðið. The concentration levels of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen were measured here. The last report was sent by the station shortly before 23:00 last night. Another such station at the eruption site is still operational.

Piotr Szewczuk

Source: Yle




Related Posts:

Ads Block Detector Powered by

Ads Blocker Detected!!!

Hi there! We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker. When you use an ad blocker, we will detect it and display this message. We understand that you want to reduce the annoyance of ads, but we also want you to know that ads are our main source of revenue to keep our website running. If you are willing to disable your ad blocker or whitelist our website, we can continue to provide high-quality content and services. In addition, you can enjoy a better browsing experience as the ads will display more relevant content based on your interests. Thank you for your understanding and support!