An extended dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland has flared to life, spilling lava down two sides in that space’s first volcanic eruption in almost 800 years
REYKJAVIK, Iceland — An extended dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland flared to life Friday night time, spilling lava down two sides in that space’s first volcanic eruption in almost 800 years.
Preliminary aerial footage, posted on the Fb web page of the Icelandic Meteorological Workplace, confirmed a comparatively small eruption to this point, with two streams of lava operating in reverse instructions. The glow from the lava might be seen from the outskirts of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, which is about 32 kilometers (20 miles) away.
The Division of Emergency Administration stated it was not anticipating evacuations as a result of the volcano is in a distant valley, about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the closest highway.
The Fagradals Mountain volcano had been dormant for six,000 years, and the Reykjanes Peninsula hadn’t seen an eruption of any volcano in 781 years.
There had been indicators of a potential eruption not too long ago, with earthquakes occurring each day for the previous three weeks. However volcanologists have been nonetheless taken unexpectedly as a result of the seismic exercise had calmed down earlier than the eruption.
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