WATCH: Drone gives us close-up tour of lava-spewing volcano

TORONTO – It’s an epic flight for a drone.

More than a month after activity started at the Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland, a drone managed to take an up-close and personal trip alongside — and almost inside — the bubbling volcano.

Iceland is one of the most volcanically active regions in the world, home to 30 active volcanoes. And that’s in an area that is smaller than Newfoundland.

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In mid-August, swarms of earthquakes near Bardarbunga indicated that volcanic activity was forthcoming. Sure enough, the 2,000-metre-tall stratovolcano began spewing lava two weeks later.

The eruption hasn’t been a catastrophic one, but a slow and persistent one. The eruption has caused the lava to flow into the Holuhraun Lava Field.

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A false-color image, based on satellite observations in the infrared was taken on Sept. 20. Hot lava glows orange-red, fading to black as it cools. Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team

According to the Nordic Volcanological Center at the University of Iceland, as of Sept. 29, the lava flow was measured to be around 44 square kilometres. Seismic activity continues.

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