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Published on Sep 30, 2014
Thorbjorg Agustsdottir, a Ph.D. student studying seismology at the University of Cambridge, had the rare opportunity to witness a volcanic eruption up close when Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano erupted while she and fellow researchers were servicing seismometer stations around the volcano. Watch the video above and check out Eos for a full interview with Agustsdottir about what it’s like to be in the field, so close to an erupting volcano. Since mid‐August, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has experienced more than a thousand earthquakes and two eruptions, with spectacular arrays of lava spraying and flowing from fissures around the caldera.