March 6th

White small eruption clouds were observed to penetrated thin clouds covering the top of Hekla, as reported from Selsund this morning. Eruption tremor  was declining in the afternoon. In a reconnaissance flight between 17:30 and 18:30 it was observed that steaming was vigorous along the whole eruptive fissure. It was also observed that all the lava flows had come to halt. The lava stream in the SW has stopped advancing and left behind a lava channel at the source. This indicates that feeding of the lava flow has stopped and the lava stream drained away to form the channel. Neither red glow nor explosive activity  was observed along the crater row. The eruption has thus ceased for the time being. Minor tremors are still observed but they could be related to degassing of lava in the feeder dike.