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Hauntingly beautiful pictures of Icelandic Bardarbunga Volcano will surely blow your mind!

Natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions are as devastating as it can get yet they make for horrifyingly stunning images. The Icelandic Bardarbunga volcano continued to erupt for days, spreading out its lava all over the Holuhraun lava field, which is situated between Bardarbunga and another volcano known as, Askja. The lava had shot up from an approximately 30 mile long dyke before finally coming up on the Earth’s surface. The eruption of magma and molten rocks from the volcano has literally smothered the caldera itself, causing it to sink by more than 61 feet. The massive volcanic eruption has also paved way for earthquakes and huge fumes of Sulphur dioxide and ash. However, all these dreadful elements of the volcanic eruption have given birth to hauntingly beautiful pictures. The captured pictures show the lava movement, spurting of lava from fissures and plumes of smoke thus, highlighting the striking wrath of the nature.

A person stands in front of the lava flow and massive smoke plumes of the Holuhraun Fissure, near the Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland – Sept. 2, 2014.

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A close-up night view of the lava flow as heat from the lava distorts the view of the fountains in the distance – Sept. 2, 2014.

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Aerial view of the lava fountains and massive plumes near the Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland – Sept. 1, 2014.

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Steam rises into the air near the Bardarbunga Volcano – Sept. 2, 2014.

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A close up of lava from an eruption at the Holuhraun fissure on Sept. 1, 2014. Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland’s subglacial Bardarbunga volcano.

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In this aerial view, fountains of lava, up to 200 feet high, spurt from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland – Sept. 2, 2014.

IMAGE: STEFANO DI NICOLO / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The sky over the site of a lava eruption on the Holuhraun fissure – Sept. 1, 2014.

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A twilight view of lava fountains of Holuhraun created by the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland – Sept. 2, 2014.

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An aerial view of the eruption at the Holuhraun Fissure by the Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland – Sept. 2, 2014.

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A man stands near a lava eruption on Holuhraun, northwest of the Dyngjujoekull glacier in Iceland – Sep.1, 2014.

IMAGE: EGGERT JOHANNESSON / ASSOCIATED PRESS

An aerial view of fountains of lava on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland – Sept. 2, 2014.

IMAGE: STEFANO DI NICOLO / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Source: Mashable

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