Ongoing Eruption In Iceland Opens Up Massive New Lava VentS

Last week, a long-dormant volcano erupted in Iceland, creating a 1 kilometer vent in the earth and spewing lava and steam. Now the continuing eruption has opened a massive, second fissure in the icy ground.

So far the eruption has not harmed anyone, and has become something of a tourist attraction. You can view images from a live webcam here, and apparently chefs are offering visitors to the site meals cooked over lava.

Here is the original eruption, from space (via NASA):

Ongoing Eruption In Iceland Opens Up Massive New Lava VentS

Close up, you can see the massive craters that are forming around the eruptions.

Ongoing Eruption In Iceland Opens Up Massive New Lava VentS

via Eruptions