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PHOTOS: Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Visible From Space

Following the August 31 eruption of the Barbarbunga volcano in Iceland, earthquakes have continued across the area and scientists continue to inspect the chance for ash from future eruptions.

Since the eruption, many across the country have been feeling earthquakes throughout the week. About ten of these have been a 4.5 on the Richter Scale or larger.

However, now people worldwide can view the volcano's power.

The first high-resolution image of Bardarbunga was captured on September 1 by an imager on NASA's Earth Observing-1 Satellite, less than one day following the eruption.

From space, the above image shows the lava's heat from space (the brightest reds), and the spewing plume into the air seen in the dark red.

There is also a live web camera showing the activity of the volcano, provided by Live From Iceland.

On September 5, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Icelandic Civil Protection concluded that two new eruptive fissured formed south of the original eruption site, according to a report by the Icelandic Met Office. This brought spewing lava closer to the Dyngjujokull glacier, reportedly reaching heights of 400 feet.

Luckily, local authorities, according to Reuters, continue to report that no volcanic ash spewing into the air, which is good for travelers across the area, . The ash warning level remains at orange, the second highest on the scale.

However, there will be a shift in upper-level winds across the area this weekend.

The winds moving over Iceland will be then moving over northern parts of the United Kingdom, mainly Scotland.

This means that, if ash were to begin emerging from these volcanic eruptions, ash and dangerous air conditions could turn towards Scotland.

Although scientists are not anticipating a sudden uptick in ash from this latest eruption, a move nearer to the Dyngjujokull glacier and under an ice cap could spawn an explosion that would be more likely to produce an ash cloud.

Such an eruption would disrupt air travel in the area as well as elevated air quality concerns.