1. The entrance to the harbour in Vestmannaeyjar was poorly protected from southeasterly winds before the eruption!


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2.By the end of the eruption in 1973, new lava had narrowed the harbour entrance and formed a more sheltered entrance. The students are standing on the new lava in the foreground, while the older (8,000-12,000 yrs) móberg formation (altered tuff) can be seen across the entrance. Mainland Iceland in the distance.


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3. Looking across the town on Vestmannaeyjar from the new lava. About 200 houses were buried under lava, mainly to the right in this picture. The smoke is from the capelin processing plant.