A volcano erupted in Iceland near the capital Reykjavik on Wednesday, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) acknowledged as dwell pictures on native media confirmed lava spewing out of a fissure throughout the flooring.
The eruption was some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Reykjavik, near the positioning of the Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano that erupted for six months in March-September 2021, mesmerising vacationers and spectators who flocked to the scene.
Eruption has started near Fagradalsfjall. Precise location has however to be confirmed.
— Icelandic Meteorological Office – IMO (@Vedurstofan)
“Eruption has started near Fagradalsfjall. Precise location has however to be confirmed,” the IMO, which shows seismic train, wrote on Twitter.
It later acknowledged the eruption started throughout the valley of “Meradalir, about 1.5 km north of Stora Hrut”.
Whereas there was no ash plume, the IMO acknowledged it was “doable that air air pollution could also be detected because of gasoline launch”.
No airline flights had been at current affected, Iceland’s nationwide airport authority suggested AFP.
Mount Fagradalsfjall belongs to the Krysuvik volcanic system on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwestern Iceland.
Iceland has 32 volcanic strategies at current considered energetic, the perfect amount in Europe. The nation has had an eruption every 5 years on widespread.
The large island near the Arctic Circle straddles the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a crack on the ocean flooring separating the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
The shifting of these plates is partly accountable for Iceland’s intense volcanic train.
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