WATCH LIVE: Volcano in Iceland Continues to Erupt After Being Dormant for Over 6,000 Years
By Space Coast Daily // March 21, 2021
LIVE: Volcano in Iceland Continues to Erupt After Being Dormant for Over 6,000 Years. (Viðburðastofa Vestfjarða Video)
ICELAND – The Fagradals Mountain volcano in southwest Iceland continues to erupt after being dormant for 6,000 years.
The volcano came to life Friday night after weeks of earthquakes in the area.
The eruption is the first that the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcano is located, has experienced in 781 years, according to CBS News.
Video of the eruption show the bright lava oozing out of the earth, lighting up an otherwise stark dark night. The glow from the lava could be seen up to 20 miles away from Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital, according to the Associated Press and photos of the glow.
The eruption is small and the volcanic activity has somewhat decreased since yesterday evening. The eruptive fissure is appr. 500 – 700 m long. The lava area is less than 1 km2. Lava fountains are small and lava flows are currently a very local hazard. #Reykjanes #eruption pic.twitter.com/2YsSbGtIuZ
— Icelandic Meteorological Office – IMO (@Vedurstofan) March 20, 2021
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