The eruption of a volcano in Iceland has thrown lava 120 meters high

After several weeks of seismic activity, huge fissures and displaced people, a volcano erupted in Iceland.

The impending phenomenon has left surprising images due to the way the lava came to the surface, leaving a huge crack that stretches for about 4 kilometers.

The outbreak was so severe that in some areas the magma It was ejected at heights of up to 120 meters.

This volcano is located south of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland; However, it does not initially pose any danger.

Volcanic eruption in Iceland

The eruption of a volcano in Iceland threw lava up to 120 meters high. Photo: EFE

Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson explained that the eruption was losing intensity; However, it is not yet clear when it might end.

In addition, he said that the location of the crack is very “fortunate” because the lava does not flow into areas where people could be at risk.

“We have been very lucky with the location and development and hope it stays that way,” said Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Iceland’s infrastructure minister.

Experts said the crack coincides with the ancient crater of Fagradalsfjall volcano and that this is the best place for it to erupt.

The eruption will affect air quality in Iceland

The authorities of Iceland They believed the eruption could lead to worsening air quality due to sulfur dioxide.

The Icelandic Coast Guard conducted a helicopter flyover of the area for a team of scientists to assess the extent of the eruption.

Vidir Reynisson, director of the civil protection agency, urged the population to stay away from the area: “This is not a tourist outbreak,” he warned.

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Iceland has been waiting for this eruption since mid-November due to the intense seismic activity recorded on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

This situation forced almost 4,000 people to evacuate the city of Grindavik on November 11th.

Iceland is located in one of the most active volcanic regions in the world and lies between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.

In fact, it is estimated that there are around 33 active volcanic systems in this country, constantly attracting thousands of tourists.

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